Buddha Preaching the Law, ca. 701–750 CE, ink and pigments on silk. British Museum, London, 1919,0101,0.6 (Ch.liii.001). © The Trustees of the British Museum
Feitian, or Flying Apsaras (cloud spirits) are a defining element in the Buddhist caves at Mogao © Keren Su / Getty Images
Guiding (or Yinlu) Bodhisattva, ca. 851–900 CE, ink and pigments on silk with gold leaf. British Museum, London, 1919,0101,0.47 (Ch.lvii.002). © The Trustees of the British Museum
Cave 85, detail of wall painting of musicians. Late Tang dynasty (848–907 CE). Mogao caves, Dunhuang, China. Photo by Lori Wong. © J. Paul Getty Trust
Cave 85, detail of wall painting of a dancing figure. Late Tang dynasty (848–907 CE). Mogao caves, Dunhuang, China. Photo by Lori Wong. © J. Paul Getty Trust
Diamond Sutra, 868 CE, ink on paper. London, British Library, Or.8210/P.2. Copyright © The British Library Board.
Mural of Avalokiteśvara (Guanyin), Worshipping Bodhisattvas and Mendicant in cave 57. Figures originally adorned with gold leaf. Early Tang.