Chinese woodblock print


by The Trustees of the British Museum
published on 22 February 2016

Woodblock print in the shangtu xiawen format (illustration above, text below) from the 9th century CE, Tang Dynasty. The top part shows the seated Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, flanked by two inscribed cartouches. The bottom part contains a long prayer. Printed in ink on paper.

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