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12-Zochoten-Virudhka-replica-tang-dynasty-china-mogao-grottoes-dunhuang

12-Zochoten-Virudhka-replica-tang-dynasty-china-mogao-grottoes-dunhuang

Zōchōten (South).
C = Zēngcháng Tiān
Cave 194, Mogao Grottoes
High Tang Dynasty, 705-780 AD
H = 137 cm. Replica by He E.
This depiction of Virudhka is very unique. Instead of the traditional portrayal of this deva king as a fierce-looking warrior, we instead see here a smiling face and a kind/gentle figure.

H = 50.5 cm, W = 17.5 cm
British Musuem, Stein Painting 138
Painting from Hidden Library Cave, Dunhuang, China

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