Metal and Stone Vestiges
Religion, Magic and Protection in the Art of Ancient Tibet
This is another pictograph of what look to be a group of dancers, which was likely to have been painted in the early Buddhist period. At least three of the four figures have their left arms up and their right arms resting on their hips. The lowest figure and the one on the right seem to wear turbans tied around the back of their heads. The larger (higher status?) upper figure may wear its hair in a topknot. The dancer on the right was superimposed on a wild herbivore that was also painted in red ochre.
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