soft clay mixed with fibre ; core of wood. From base of thumb to second finger-tip 6'. H. of Buddha 3'. Pl. CXXXVII.
Mi. xviii. 006. Stucco relief fig. Child Buddha (?), apparently naked except for short boots, seated with knees outstretched and heels together. R. hand crosses R. thigh and touches calf, L. hand rests on belly. Creases, as of a fat baby, in legs ; fat belly. Slip and paint almost all gone ; but hair, in triangular fringe on forehead, and eyes were black, boots blue. Trace of red nimbus on R., and of red on face. H. 74" ; across knees 44" ; gr. thickness 2f'. Pl. Cxxxv.
MI. xviii. 007. Stucco relief fr. Human skull ; was painted white, with sutures and eye-sockets, nostrils, and gaps between teeth black; but paint almost all lost. No lower jaw. Soft elay mixed with fibre. 21" x 24' x 1 Pl. Cxxxii.
xviii. oo8. Fresco fr., showing a bunch of cherry-like fruits, red with black outlines, growing on short red stems from a group of narrow pointed leaves. Latter were painted copper-green, but colour almost entirely gone. Background light blue, also much rubbed off. g" x 64".
Mi. xviii. Dog. Stucco relief fig. L. side of Bodhisattva torso, almost life-size. Flesh painted white, and body nude except for dark red scarf passing diagonally over L. shoulder, broad girdle round waist, jewelled necklace and chain. Wavy locks of blue hair also fall over shoulder; edge of copper-green lower draperies appears at extreme bottom of fr. The girdle round waist unusual on Bodhisattvas ; painted in dark red scattered with white and copper-green flowers and bordered with pink. Chains and necklace are applied strips of stucco, moulded in imitation of bead orn., with rosettes and flowers in profile at intervals. Necklace painted yellow with orns. in red or copper-green, but paint on chains is lost. Fairly preserved. Material, soft clay mixed with straw. Neck to hips x' 9'. Pl. cxxxviII.
Mi. xviii. 0o10. Stucco relief head of Bodhisattva, life-size ; L. ear and lobe of elongated R. ear missing. Face is painted white, and is broad, full, and singularly expressionless ; with arched eyebrows (green) running down into short very sharp-edged nose ; oblique eyes (white outlined with black) almost closed, but with large gently swelling eyeball indicated by modelling ; 'short upper lip, small much-curved mouth (red), and straight chin with double chin strongly marked below. On lips and chin a small rippling moustache and imperial are painted in blue over black. •
ÎTrnd represented by red circle surrounded by small red flames ; outline of face against hair emphasized by broad red line. Hair itself light blue, and gathered away from forehead in flat waved locks into pen-shaped top-knot. But latter almost hidden from front by high triangular orn., representing three jewels in chased settings rising from narrow fillet of diadem. On either side are detached orris.
showing single jewel in similar settings ; all were apparently painted in dark red and copper-green, but paint on them much lost. It has also almost disappeared from L. side of face. Condition otherwise good.
Chin to crown 6A" ; H. of whole r r'. Pl. CXXXI.
Mi. xviii. Doll. Fr. of Uigur MS. ; thin pinkish-buff paper ; pale writing in large regular hand. Obv. parts of ro Il. Uigur ; rev. blank. Much torn. Gr. M. 8" x 7".
Mi. xviii. 0012. Fabric frs., linen (?) and silk; including five made-up objects of doubtful use. They are oblong, made of double silk or linen, with one long edge plain, and the other cut up into three sq. tabs. The plain edge is provided with two loops, and sides with tying strings like a mask. Three are of linen, buff or red ; two of silk, buff or white—one plain, the other figured with a repeating `pheasant's-eye' spot in twill on plain ground.
The other frs. are prob. remains of similar objects, and consist of buff or red linen ; one fr. of crimson herringbone material; one fr. of fine silk printed with green and crimson floral pattern ; and one fr. of violet silk damask, the pattern of which shows alternating lozenge-shaped and elliptical rosettes in fine twill on a plain ground.
Largest fr. c. 6" x 3'.
Mi. xviii. 0013. Stucco relief fr., finger from tip to first joint. Traces of red paint. Found in middle of fabrics, Mi. xviii. 0012. Soft clay mixed with fibre, with projecting stick coie. L. 24', diam. 4". Wood core 8" diam.
Mi. xviii. 0014. Part of fresco panel from lower part of passage wall painted in tempera. Upper half shows bare legs of man standing in agitated water, and attacked by a dragon which rises from waves and fastens on his R. knee. Man starts back, throwing weight on to L. leg. Legs painted in shaded pink with black outline.
The dragon, emerging from between his legs, directs its body towards L., and twisting over on to its back it rears its head towards the man and thrusts its fore-claws into his R. knee. It is of Chinese type, with short beard, furry ears, and long jaws wide open showing teeth and shooting out a long red tongue. End of latter recurved, and finishes as a many-tongued flame, in centre of which is a circular blue jewel. Long red hair lies flat on its neck almost to shoulders, where begins a row of sharp red spines which continue down rest of back. This is blue and scaly, with outlines in black and red, and under-side white. The forelegs are scaly and have five curved claws. Attached to near shoulder is a rudimentary wing, consisting of long S-shaped scroll with two branching scrolls.
Part of loin-cloth of man shows high on L. thigh, and in R. corner below rise red, blue, and green smoke or flames in spirals. The water emerald with black markings ; it is bounded on L. and below by a band of sq. and rhomboidal panels in red, green, and blue, outlined with bands of white