Kailashkut Bhawan

The painting portrays the artist’s imagination of the Kailashkut Bhawan, a famous historical palace of which nothing remains today. The Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang has described the beauty of Kailashkut Bhawan in his travelogue. It is also mentioned in the Tang Annals of China. The ceiling and pillars of this palace, which were built in the seventh century CE by King Amshurvarma, were embedded with precious stones. Filled with the finest sculptures, the drawing room of the building is believed to have been large enough to hold ten thousand people. The picture shows Amshuvarma hosting foreign guests while Hiuen Tsang is taking notes.

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