The right part of the northern wall depicts a hunting party. Of the hunters, five persons in uniform size are at least partially preserved (figures 2-6). A sixth hunter (figure 1) is emphasized by his enormous height.
Our images show a copy from Al'baum's book (above) and the present state (below) of a section around hunter no. 4. The persons clearly represent Tang Chinese personal clothed in yellow (the imperial colour).
The hunters are furnished with Turkish quiver, bow in bowcase, a spear and a long object wrapped in a red piece of textile. The last seems to be a banner in state of transportation.
|Right: Note the crenelated mane of the horse (above head). This special variant with very long isolated tufts is similar to the contemporary Tang type.|
|Left: Hunter no. 2 at the right end of the northern wall. He attacks a jumping leopard.|
Compare some parallels from Tang dynasty tomb painting.
Read about the oversized hunter
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