Kizil Buddhist caves. Head of a Youth.
6th c Central Asian Tang Painting
TANG DYNASTY Anonymous
(618 - 909)
Pigment on mud plaster
Kizil. Turfan. Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. China.
Berlin. Staatliche Museen.
The red-haired man is a Tokarian, an Indo-European descendant of a group who had come into the area in the second millennium BCE.