File:T'ang dynasty Nestorian image of Jesus Christ (Original version).jpg

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English: Fragmentary painting of standing figure. While the figure has some features typical of bodhisattva images (three-quarter view, hand gesture), this appears to be a Christian saint, possibly Nestorian. He has a halo and a cross, each arm terminating in bead-like extensions, appears both in the headdress of the figure and hanging form the necklace he is wearing. In his left hand he holds a long staff. He wears a red stole with a yellow lining, over a robe which has faded to a greenish colour very similar to that of the background silk. Two minor features suggest that this painting dates from the end of the 9th century: the narrow flame border of the halo and the configuration of the mouth, which has a slight downward return to the ends of the ink line between the lips. Further confirmation of a possible Christian identification of the figure appears on close examination of the face, as there is a fairly thick moustache and a slight beard, both in red and quite different from the curling moustaches, generally in green, of Bodhisattvas. According to Dr. Buslig Szonja of Eötvös Loránd University and Prof. Lin Meicun of Peking University, this is an image of Jesus Christ. Source: (in Japanese).
中文(繁體)‎: 此像如菩薩像中所常見的那樣,爲四分之三身像,右手的姿勢也很相似,但表現的是基督敎,應該是景敎的聖者。冠飾和項鍊都有邊緣爲水滴狀的十字架。聖者左手持長杖,身披黃色襯裏的紅色披肩,其下著綠色衣裳,但已褪色,以致其與背景顔色相近。 頭光有細小的火燄帶,閉合的脣線拉著墨線,兩端稍往下翻卷。這兩個微小特徵說明此畫是9世紀末以後的作品。細査臉部描繪,相當濃密的鬍子和稀疏的鄂鬚都是赤茶色的,與觀世音菩薩通常捲曲的綠色鬍鬚完全不同,從這一點可肯定此像表現的是基督敎聖者。根據匈牙利羅蘭大學(Eötvös Loránd University)的宋妮雅(Buslig Szonja)博士和北京大學的林梅村敎授的研究,此畫所描繪的人物為耶穌基督。資料來源: (簡體中文)。
Date 9th century
date QS:P,+850-00-00T00:00:00Z/7
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