Buddha of Medicine Bhaishajyaguru (Yaoshi fo)


Buddha of Medicine Bhaishajyaguru (Yaoshi fo), c. 1319, Yuan dynasty, water-based pigments on clay mixed with straw, 24 feet, 8 inches x 49 feet 7 inches / 751.8 cm x 1511.3 cm (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York). Originally from Guangshengsi Lower Monastery, Hongdong County, Shanxi Province

Speakers: Dr. Jennifer McIntire and Dr. Steven Zucker 

Errata: at 1:06, there is a minor error. The image shown is from Beijing Fahai Temple not from Dunhuang. For the correct image, please visit http://enweb.dha.ac.cn/0026/index.htm. 

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