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Mogao Caves. Cave 285. Jataka of corrupt king Prasenajit. Copy.
6th c Chinese Wei (Northern) Painting

NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY Anonymous (386 - 534) Primary
535-556
6th c
Pigment including lapis lazuli
Painted
Wei (Northern)
Cave chapel
Dunhuang. Mogao Caves. Gansu. China.
Dunhuang. Dunhuang Museum.
chin1799
The king gouged out the eyes of 500 rebels and banished them to the wilderness. The gods took pity on them; restored their sight and made them monks.

Caption: NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY Anonymous.|Jataka of corrupt king Prasenajit. Copy. |Wei (Northern)||Chinese|Dunhuang. Mogao Caves. Gansu. China. |┬ęKathleen Cohen

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