Dunhuang - Apsaras and Boddhisattvas on the ceiling of an early Tang cave. The Indian influence and emotional ecstasy lasted into the 7th century as did the strong, Central Asian colors, before they were extinguished by the influence of a more muted, monochrome Chinese sensibility. Cave 321, Early Tang, 7th century.
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Spread of Buddhism- Painting depicting Buddha in Dunhuang, China
Thousand-hand Bodhisattva (female buddha) Dunhuang was located in the strategic passage of the ancient Silk Route bridging the Central Plains of China and the Western Serindia, and because of the important geographical position, it became an important place of convergence, collision, and a blending for ancient Chinese and Western cultures. Located in the Silk Route Dunhuang, Mogao Grottoes is at present the largest scale Buddhism cave temple in China
Pakal Sarcophagus Lid, Maya Temple of the inscriptions, Palenque. « Pakal lies on top of the “earth monster.” Below him are the open jaws of a jaguar, symbolizing Xibalba. Above him is the Celestial Bird, perched atop the Cosmic Tree (represented by a cross) which, in turn, holds a Serpent in its branches. Thus, in the image Pakal lies between two worlds: the heavens and the underworld. » (photo by Asaf Braverman; description from wikipedia)