The Image Narration of Jataka: Analysis of The Deer King Survana in Cave 257


  • Wanen He



Dunhuang, History, Art.


 The Jataka of the Deer King Survana is one of the vital themes of Dunhuang frescos, which display the combination of Buddhism visual art and Chinese traditional art. The paper compares the differences between the fresco on the west wall in Dunhuang Cave 257, the relief at Bharhut in India, and the murals in Kizil Grottoes by analyzing the distinctive compositions and the adaptions of sutras, and speculates the function of frescos in Dunhuang.


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19 September 2022

How to Cite

He, W. (2022). The Image Narration of Jataka: Analysis of The Deer King Survana in Cave 257. International Journal of Education and Humanities, 4(3), 32–34.