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These vintage Chinese art color prints, Treasures of the Tunhuang Caves in China, are in a set of 10 (ten). They were copied from the cave murals dating from as far back as the 4th Century. A printed historical explanation is included.

Each print measures 5-1/2 inches x 3-5/8" and is identified on the back in 4 languages and dated 1952.

All the prints are in excellent vintage condition, beautifully colored - without stains, creases or fading. They are accompanied by a 1-page history of the murals, and the civilization that produced them, in English, French, Greek, German and Chinese.

The original faded and slightly worn paper sleeve which holds them bears an inscription in ink indicating that the set was a gift from a Chinese student to an American professor.

These prints normally ship within 1-2 business days via either 1st class or media mail. For faster delivery, please contact me in advance to upgrade to priority mail.

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10 Chinese Color Prints Treasures of Tunhuang Caves. Murals and sculptures are creation of Chinese laboring people over 1500 year period


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  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: art prints, sleeve, paper ephemera
  • Only ships within United States.
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