paint on cotton
23 1/4 x 7 inches
The front side of this painting depicts deities, bodhisattvas and auspicious symbols. The reverse side has an inscription as well as a depiction of a ram and a jewel within a lotus.
This double-sided banner may have been hung near a sculpture as a depiction of protective deities. The palette is limited to the black of the background and bright red and yellow and a subdued white.
Detail: close up of auspicious symbols at the bottom
Detail: close up of deities at the top