The Hunter King From The Kakrak Valley. Bamiyan Province.
In the Kakrak Valley located to the east of the plateau across from the Large Buddha there is a well-proportioned standing Buddha still in excellent condition (6.5 meters tall.) In a nearby cave there was a painting on clay protected in ancient times with a layer of mud and straw. The painting was still perfectly preserved, the colors so vibrant, when archaeologists removed the mud that it brought to the National Museum. It depicts a Persian Sassanian king giving up his hunting equipment according to the teachings of the Buddha. He wears a typical Sassanian pearl diadem with three crescents each centered with a jewel and scarfs flow from his shoulders, also a popular Sassanian art motif. He hold his bow to his chest, the quiver rest son his right next to his disconsolate hunting dog. Behind him are stupas bedecked with flags and banners.
- acku Afghanistan
- Image Size
- 4270x5353 / 4.0MB
- Contained in galleries
- NATIONAL MUSEUM II: CE (Common Era)