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Faith and Empire: Art and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism

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The Tibetan Emperor Leads Grieving Kings at the Death of the Buddha
Dunhuang Cave 158, Dunhuang, China
period of Tibetan rule, early 9th century, ca. 839

Image from 
Paul Pelliot, Les Grottes de Touen-houang: Peintures et sculptures bouddhiques des epoques des Wei, des T’ang et des Song
(Paris: P. Geuthner, 1914), vol. 1, Plate LXIV, Grotte 19–2.