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Budhisattva in Four Forms with Musical Instruments of Early Tang Dynasty, Zhang Daqian's Copy of Dunhuang Murals

Daqian Zhang1941/1943

Sichuan Museum

Sichuan Museum
Chengdu, China

Modern times.Silk scroll. Heavy-color on sketch. In ancient China, artists who took music and dance as their career were collectively called Hui. Its mainly engaged in the performance of musical instruments called Yue Hui, mainly engaged in singing and dancing called Wu Ji. Researchers in the dance field of music called the figures in the Dunhuang fresco, mainly playing musical instruments as Dunhuang Yue Ji.
In this picture, Jiyuetian is a god of music in the sky. The band of four in the picture is concentrating on playing the panpipes, drums, neck pipa and small brass cymbals, with their hands moving or swinging deftly to the beat, as if they were still in the beautiful melody. The image is vivid and realistic, giving people a sense of actually hearing the sound.

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  • Title: Budhisattva in Four Forms with Musical Instruments of Early Tang Dynasty, Zhang Daqian's Copy of Dunhuang Murals
  • Creator: Zhang Daqian
  • Date Created: 1941/1943
  • Location: Collected by Sichuan Museum
  • 长度: 171.3cm
  • 宽度: 64.2cm

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