From 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
Silk Princess Painting
Silk Princess painting, China, 7th-8th century AD. This panel comes from Dandan-oilik (Place of Houses with Ivory), a Buddhist sanctuary in Khotan. Before the advent of Islam in the 8th century AD, Khotan was a thriving ancient kingdom along the Southern Silk Route.
Originally presented as a BBC radio series and now a book published in America, "A History of the World in 100 Objects" tells the story of humanity using artifacts selected from the British Museum.