National Geographic : 1932 Nov
© National Geographic Society A CELESTIAL BAND FRESCO IN A BUDDHIST GROTTO AT BAZAKLIK: SINKIANG The best of the Bazaklik frescoes are now in the Ethnological Museum in Berlin. This fragment, with its individualized faces, is far different from the stenciled Buddhist saints in the illustration to the right. Finlay Direct Color Photographs by Maynard Owen Williams A TURKI PORTER AMID STENCILED BUDDHIST SAINTS IN ABAZAKLIK GROTTO The ninth century wasthe best period atBazaklik, but there is evidence that the existing frescoes date from widely separated eras. The cliffs formed an admirable setting foramonastic settlement.