Black and white photograph showing detail of mural painting.
Fahai Temple, located in the western part of Peking, was built in 1443. The interiors of the halls in the temple precinct are painted with murals. Today only a few mural paintings remain (in Daxiongbao Hall).
This is one of a large number of photographs that were taken by Hedda Morrison (1908-1991) during her years of residence in Peking (Beijing), China 1933-1946.
Exhibited in 'An Asian experience: 1933-67', organised by the Asian Studies Association of Australia, Fisher Library Foyer, University of Sydney, 12-30 May 1986.
Gift of Mr Alastair Morrison, 1992