colours on white ground ; subsequently this was covered with canvas.
On front five figs. of Buddha, each seated on lotus throne ; the lower figs. have flame-bordered vesica behind filling up ground space. The two upper figs. are placed radially to edge, the three lower are perpendicular, one below the other. Three arrangements of dress : (a) from R. shoulder mantle is brought straight down to wrist, hiding contours of body, while from L. shoulder it follows closely body and am curves, edge of inner robe diagonal across chest from L. shoulder ; (b) whole drapery close-fitting, the folds regularly looped from both shoulders across middle of chest ; (c) from both shoulders mantle hangs straight to wrists, which rest in its folds ; inner robe diagonal from L. shoulder across chest.
The whole richly gilded and in good preservation, except that one end is charred behind. For fr. of similar arch, see Mi. xxv. 001-002. 2'.o*" x 4§" x 91". PI. CXXVIII.
Mi. xv. 0030 (marked wrongly x. v. oor). Stucco fr. Topknot of head-dress as in type b, *Mi. xi. oo. Curl on L. missing. H.2°.
Mi. xv. 0031 (wrongly marked oor 2). Wooden statuette of Lokapâla. Both feet missing, and both arms below the elbow, where they were bent ; R. shoulder and R. side of head charred away ; nose worn flat. Fig. of much character and dignity ; good specimen of Chinese work of Tang period.
Body thick-set and rather stout, but held very erect ; shoulders thrown back, and legs planted firmly somewhat apart. Face long and clean-shaven with prominent cheekbones, square jaw and long straight mouth giving a decided expression. Head bare with long straight hair drawn up under a fillet and wound in knot on top of head.
Dress that of Lokapalas in the Ch. paintings (see *Ch. ooro, General Note), but scales of coat of mail are not represented. It is finished off by a tagged or kilted fringe at mid-thigh, and beneath appears the inner robe, leaving the knees free and flying in long draperies between and behind legs. Robe also shows at the elbows in long loose sleeves ending in a knot at level of mid-thigh. There is no corslet or breastplate. Over shoulders a mantle, knotted under chin and falling behind in wide flat folds to the ankles. Traces of black paint remain here and there; but the surface is generally much worn. H. 9° ; across shoulders 3k°. Pl. CxxvII.
Mi. xvi. 001-3 and 0014-17. Stucco relief frs. of tiles with Bodhisattva head in centre like Mi. xxiii. 1, but from different mould. Head narrower and in higher relief, with small straight mouth and straight eyes ; holes punched for pupils of eyes, nostrils, and corners of mouth in oor and 0014-17. Small rosette in ears. Hair done in high conical top-knot with large rosette in front, and a half-flower of different type at sides with bud or tassel projecting horizontally from centre. Below these stand out, also horizontally, on either side, a loop of hair (generally on L.) and a small waving lock (generally on R.). Background
almost entirely lost in all cases. All of red clay, fired, and later burnt accidentally.
oar. Head and head-dress complete except for tassel on L. side of head ; part of background also preserved with bead orn. and radiate border of halo. H. 6°.
Sand-encrusted ; side orns. of head-dress lost except tassel on L. side of head ; background broken off all round. H. 6r.
Sand-encrusted ; background, R. side of head, and orns. on L. side lost. H. ry g°.
0014. Side flowers of head-dress lost, and tassel on R. side of head ; part of background preserved on R. H. 6r°.
oozy. Sand-encrusted ; side orns. of head-dress lost, and rosettes of ears. Background broken off all round. H. 6h".
ooz6. Side orns. of head-dress lost ; part of background preserved on R. H. 6*°.
0017. Om. on R. side of head lost, and rosette of R. ear; nose chipped. H. 6y.
Mi. xvi. 004-13. Stucco relief frs. of tiles with Bodhisattva heads in centre as Mi. xvi. oor ; cf. also Mi. xxiii. X. Head-dress identical with that of xvi. oor, but face from different mould. Face very broad with prominent wide-opened eyes set far apart ; brows drawn down making wrinkles between eyebrows and across nose ; nostrils sharply cut, mouth small and full. In oo8, 009, and oor3, no rosette was applied to front of head-dress, and coil of hair and top-knot are exposed. Background mostly missing in all cases, but prob. similar to that of Mi. xxiii. 1. All of dark grey stucco, burned. Face 3" high x 31'. 004, oo8, Pl. Cxxlx.
Mi. xvi. 0014-17. Stucco relief frs. of tiles ; see Mi. xvi. oor.
Mi. xvii. ooz. Stucco relief head, like Mi. xi. 003, but on smaller scale. Head-dress type b, complete. Rosette of R. ear gone, and whole of L. Remains of paint, on lips crimson, skin orange, eyelashes and eyebrows black. Traces of black on top-knot, on two twists, and on row of upward curls bounding forehead, suggesting that all these are hair (?). From same mould as Mi. xii. ooz. H. 44°.
Mi. xvii. 002. Stucco relief fr. Top-knot of head-dress of type b, *Mi. xi. oo. H. 4".
Mi. xvii. 003. Stucco relief head, approaching life-size. Head-dress (type a or b of *Mi. xi. oo) above fillet missing. Hair brushed up from smooth forehead ; eyebrows hardly marked. Eyes slightly oblique, deeply sunk, with sharply cut lids and hollows for pupils. Nose very thin and sharp ; lips just parted. Face oval, with small ill-defined chin. Ears missing. Chin to crown 6Y. Pl. CXXX.
Mi. xvii. 004. Stucco relief head, almost life-size. Hair done from crown in four rings of flat individual curls turning to L. or R. away from central parting (many missing). Very low forehead. Eyebrows prominent, arched, and contracted over nose ; prominent eyes with sharply cut lids and holes for pupils. Short nose and upper lip. Lips thick and pouting, with deep dimples at corners. Remains of black (?) paint over face, and red