1202 KARA-SHAHR AND . ITS RUINED SITES [Chap. XXIX
broken off just below edge of finial where it has begun to form two diverging bars. Diam. z8'.
Mi. vii. ooio. Stucco relief fr. Rosette with seven pointed and veined petals within a bead border. The whole painted light green. Diam. x j".
Mi. vii. ooix. Stucco relief fr. Finial like Mi. vii. 009. One side missing. Border pink, petals red, centre orange. Diam. 2A".
Mi. vii. 0012-13. Stucco relief frs. Two rosettes, having bossed centre within raised ring, and bead border. 0013 painted vermilion; 0012 shows remains of dark red. 0012, diam. Ig"; OO13, rg'.
Mi. vii. oox4. Stucco relief. Possibly front view of flying bird, much conventionalized, or possibly profile view of conventional flower ; cf. Yo. oor 76 ; Khot. 007. Upper part and tail formed of bosses in relief. All detail lost. H. 24".
Mi. vii. 0015. Half of wooden lotus block, as Mi. v. 006, ooxo. Central boss broken off. Cup red with black rim and black bottom. Surface of square (not extending to edge) light green ; square dowel hole behind. Cut across diagonal. Sides and back black. Length of
side 7 , 1" to 2i" thick ; diam. of boss 5$".
Mi. vii. oox6, 0018. Painted wooden panel in two pieces, showing standing Buddha, similar to Mi. vii. 0017, but with L. hand hanging at side. Padmâsana green, background maroon (Mi. vii. 0016 almost effaced). In lower R. corner of 0018 stands small hairy animal, white outlined black, with clawed feet and camel-like neck, looking up at Buddha. Buddha's flesh shaded with purple-pink. Work good. 0016, 16" x 5" x i". 00x8, 16" x 2f' x i".
Mi. vii. 0017. Painted wooden panel. One edge split off and charred. Shows standing Buddha on white Padmâsana. Red robe, outlined red-brown, green undergarment outlined black, visible at ankles; L. hand at breast, thumb and finger together in attitude of argument. Nimbus in rings of red (outer), green, and pink ; and vesica of red (outer), green, shaded purple, green, purple-brown, and green (inner); coloured bands divided by white lines. Outer edges, black. Flesh outlined red. Much abraded and head perished. Colour very soft and powdery. 16r"X5*"xA".
Mi. vii. 0019. Painted wooden panel in Indian style, complete and in good condition. The return edge at each side shows the edge of painting from panels set at right angles to this one. The latter itself represents a Bodhisattva seated upon throne under flattened horseshoe arch. His R. hand at breast in vilarka-mudrà ; his L. beside it, upright, with palm to breast and second and third fingers slightly bent. Face full, with straight eyes and grey-blue hair falling on shoulders ; body broad-shouldered and slim-v aisted ; flesh painted dark-purple pink, shaded with red and outlined with reddish brown ; eyebrows, eyelashes, and outlines of hair black.
Dress consists of grey robe or skirt enveloping the legs, a white girdle outlined with orange, and a grey-green scarf across breast. Jewellery of heavy necklace and ear-rings painted in orange, and bracelets and armlets (with a green jewel) represented only by red-brown lines ; as are also the sandals. The massive tiara is in buff outlined red, with triple jewel in front (see the Indian Bodhisattvas on the Ch'ien-fo-tung banners, Ch. lv. 007, etc.) and streamers of red-brown drapery spreading downwards from each side and looped round arms.
Legs crossed at ankles and feet turned down with tips of toes only reaching ground (cf. Griinwedel, Buddhist An in India, Fig. x89); under them a conventional lotus. The circular halo and oval vesica have orange and dark-red borders, and copper-green centres covered with zigzag rays, respectively of red-brown and yellowish green ; background of niche grey. The throne is a plain oblong seat, the front divided into sq.panels subdivided by their diagonals into variegated triangles. The arch is painted in buff and orn. with a series of outline circles in reddish brown, and has scrolled ends. Capitals of pillars are shaped like inverted thistle-heads ; bases the same, resting upon spheres, which are again protected by semicircular members rising from ground.
Half an inch of panel left bare at top and bottom, apparently for a covering framework. R. bottom corner
is charred. Broken in three pieces, but joined ;
surface in excellent condition except towards lower edge. 15r x Ion" x A". Pl. CxXIV.
Mi. vii. 0020-3. Four stucco relief frs. of floating drapery, white with orange lines in folds. Flat treatment. Gr. M. 6".
Mi. vii. 0024. Frs. of painted plaster, backed with string matting, over clay mixed with straw. Surface concave ; design undistinguishable, in black, pink, and blue. Plaster 6" x 41-; matting 16" x 8".
Mi. vii. 0025. Fresco fr. showing upper half of seated (?) Buddha. Outlines and details black. Flesh pink, robe red-brown, vesica green with yellow outline, bordered with flame in red-brown on buff, on pink, on red, Outside again green. Careless work. Gr. M. 8$". Pl. XII (wrongly marked Mi. vii. 0022).
Mi. is. ow. Carved wooden panel, semicircular in cross-section, with rounded back and flat front, except for 2" at lower end, where surface rises towards middle forming a two-sided projection triangular in cross-section. The sides of this projection form niches in which are carved small figs. : on L. a standing Buddha (?), with usnisa but unhaloed, holding a staff in R. hand ; L. hand, prob. with bowl, broken off; on R. two men kneeling with hands in adoration.
On flat front above two other groups of figs. in relief, one above the other. The upper group consists of a Buddha and attendant holding umbrella. Both standing
to R. Buddha has halo, usnisa, and elongated ears, but