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Mural painting of four animals in clouds
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Type: Painting  

Materials: vermilion, and other pigments.  

Measurements: 5.14mx3.27m, 16.8㎡  
  
Time period: around 136 BC  

Acquisition: From the tomb of the King Lianggongwang of the Western Han Dynasty in 1987.  

Copyright: Henan Museum  

Reputed as "the Dunhuang before Dunhuang" -- the earliest, largest, highest-ranking, best preserved mural painting in China up to now. It is a full representation of the Chinese fairy world, and even more an epic of the ideology of the immortality.