Bezeklik (Bšzšklik) Fresco

Praṇidhi scene No. 6, Temple No. 9, Bšzšklik

A detail of the donors in Pranidhi scene No. 6, Temple No. 9.

Source: Chotscho by Albert von Le Coq Plate 22
In most of the Praṇidhi (promise) scenes the Buddha is surrounded by Indian style bodhisattvas etc. with halos, but 2 (this and scene 14) have some ordinary figures as well.
The kneeling groom to the left and kneeling donor to the right of the Buddha wear belts with thongs. The latter belt has a ring from which a scabbard is attached by a cord.

A large B&W detail and notes on this Bezeklik fresco, Pranidhi scene No. 6, Temple No. 9.

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