This painting from Dunhuang belongs to the Musée National
des Arts Asiatiques and is one of the oldest from
Dunhuang, most probably from the eighth century. The
sūtra of the contemplation of Amitāyus has been very often
depicted on paintings and on the walls of sixty caves. Shan
dao is said to have painted more than 200 representations of
the Pure Land of Amitāyus, one of the oldest being on the
wall of cave 393 (Sui period, 581–618)...