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Women Dancing

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Painting of women dancing from mural in one of Mogao Caves in city of Dunhuang, at common boundary of Gansu Province, Qinghai Province and Xinjiang Province.

Dunhuang was one of the main entry points for Buddhism as it established itself in China. The cave paintings, begun in 366 CE, often depict Buddhist legends and religious doctrines. Many of the vividly painted mural were influenced by Indian mural cave art.

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