posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 05:17 PM
reply to post by Diogeneser
thank you for spotting that little creature in the background !! an amazing found, specially considering the age of the caves (and i guess the
paintings) and their significant cultural and religious background.
these creatures are called 'Karyōbinga' in the japanese buddhist context. they are celestial beings, birdlike, and their appearance as well as
their descriptions can take us to endless similarities - that fascinating that i think they would deserve their own thread.
here a karyobinga from a japanese stamp and one from a pendant . even though these ones are not carrying the lute, they are associated with music and
belong to the family of heavenly musicians