Kizil Caves, near Kucha, Tarim Basin

Cave of the Sixteen Sword Bearers
after Grünwedel

Fig. 11. Donor picture from the corridor a, a' the Cave of the Sword Bearers, Qyzyl, Kultst. S 56 at a' 1. Height of the original 1.10 m.
Photos of all the figures on this side in Plate 5, Vol 4, Die Buddhistische Spätantike in Mittelasien by Albert von Le Coq
Fig. 12. Donor picture from the corridor a, a' the Cave of the Sword Bearers, Qyzyl, Kultst. S 56 at a 3, 4. Height of the original 1.10 m.
(These are the same as the 2 right hand figures in the colour image).

Source: Fig. 11 & 12. pI27 Alt-Kutscha by Albert Grünwedel
[Grünwedel’s line drawings, which he made by pressing a thin piece of paper directly on the paintings, were made before the paintings were cut up and removed by von Le Coq.]

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