illustration; print (art)

Two illustrations of Apsara (Feitian). Copied from mural paintings in Cave 321 (left) and Cave 39 (right) in Mogao, near Dunhuang in Gansu province. Cave 321 was dated to the Early Tang period (618-712 AD) and Cave 39 to the High Tang period (712-781 AD). Artist: Fan Wen-zao. Printed in colour on paper.

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