Preaching Buddha

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    A fine art printof a Chinese hand scroll from the early Tang dynasty. Nearly three metres long, it is the same height as other scrolls with multiple impressions, but the larger size of the block resulted in only two rows of Buddha figures. The Buddha is seated with his right hand raised in the abhaya mudr, the gesture of reassurance, while the left hand simply lies in his lap. Leafy motifs are seen on either side of his halo. Unusually for multiple impressions of this type, the images have added colour, orange-red for the robe, dull green for the centre of the aureole and two tones of the same green for the lotus petals. The impressions were quite faint to begin with, so the facial features and the contours and folds of the robe, as well as the petals of the lotus throne, were all enhanced with ink by hand after printing. For this reason it is a bit difficult to make out the precise traces of the woodblock print. The youthful appearance of the Buddha, seated with his right shoulder bare, marks this as a work of the late seventh century. The leafy branches invite comparison with the early Tang Buddha groups on the east wall of Mogao Cave.

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    Details: Preaching Buddha, woodblock print on paper, Early Tang dynasty, Dunhuang, Gansu province, China.© The Trustees of the British Museum

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