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“That the prefecture may be tranquil”: A Thousand-Year-Old Buddhist Print from Dunhuang

Join the ROM’s Wen-chien Cheng, Dr. Jessica Lockhart and Dr. Amanda Goodman of the University of Toronto as they explore how modern research and scientific analysis can shed light on the history of a thousand-year-old Buddhist devotional print from Dunhuang, China, one of several dozen surviving prints that commemorate a summer festival held at the site in the year 947 CE.

The Dunhuang print featured in this video is currently on display in the exhibition Hidden Stories: Books along the Silk Road, at the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, until Feb 27, 2022.

 Event recorded on April 8, 2021.

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Authored by: Kait Sykes

Authored by: Kait Sykes