Silk Road Collection
Central Asia

Debris from Frescoes

  • Central Asia
  • Kizil, China
  • The 7th century AD
  • multi-colored plaster
  • 13.2cm in height 13.4cm in width

Fragments on the wall of Cave 205 in the Kizil Grottoes near Kuqa, Central Asia. This figure does not have a bare back. His hair is decorated with flowers and jewels. A flower ball is put in front of his hands. He should be the king's trusted minister, the Brahmin. There is bright light and the lasurite blue color on his face.