Painted panel fragment

Painted panel fragment

Painted panel fragment
Khadalik, China
500-600 AD
Museum no. LOAN:I A SURVEY.3 (Kha.i.42)
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London
On loan from the Government of India and the Archaeological Survey of India

This wooden fragment (right) with a depitcion of Buddha was excavated from a ruined Buddhist shrine at the site of Khadalik, which lies between Khotan and Keriya on the southern branch of the Silk Road in Xinjiang, China. The fragment was probably part of a painted panel within the shrine.