五代 雷延美 木刻大慈大悲救苦觀世音菩薩圖

Woodblock print; ink and color on paper | 47.6 x 32.4cm | Dated 947

Lei Yanmei

This humble image of Guanyin is a rare survival from the early days of printing in China. It was commissioned by Cao Yuanzhong, ruler of Dunhuang, the oasis town in western China that was the final stopping point for Silk Road travelers before the ar...
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