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Buddha statues in the Eastern Niches of the Hall of the Stone Buddha Lu, Guobin

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This series of stone statues of buddhas, dated 1085 (Song 宋 Dynasty), is located on the eastern side of the Hall of Stone Buddha at Sitou Town (寺頭鎮), Linqü (臨朐), Shandong Province. Photos 1- 18 each show a niche that contains or used to contain a buddha statue. Some statues show damage. Some photos show an empty niche, as the buddha statue has not been preserved. Full description and measurements of niches and statues are recorded below: 1. In the first image, the buddha statue's head is partially missing. The size of the figure of the buddha is 44cm (H) x 17cm (W). The size of the niche for the buddha is 70cm (H) x 57cm (W) [1]. 2. The buddha statue's head is partially missing. Statue is 46cm (H) x 39cm (W). Niche is 98cm (H) x 60 cm (W). 3. The buddha statue was not preserved. Niche measures 34cm (H) x 37cm (W) [3]. 4. The face of the buddha is blurry. Statue is 27cm (H) x 13cm 9W. Niche is 31cm (H) x 22 cm (W) [4]. 5. This buddha statue's head is partially missing. Statue is 25cm (H) x 17.5cm (W). Niche is 31cm (H) x 24cm (W) [5]. 6. The buddha statue's head is partially missing. Statue is 11cm (H) x 7cm (W). Niche is 16cm (H) x 20cm (W) [6]. 7. The buddha statue's head is partially missing. Statue is 20cm (H) x 17cm (W). Niche is 30cm (H) x 23.5cm (W) [7]. 8. The buddha statue's head is partially missing. Statue is 26cm (H) x 19cm (W). Niche is 30cm (H) x 26cm (W) [8]. 9. The buddha statue's head is partially missing. Statue is 19cm (H) x 16cm (W). Niche is 31cm (H) x 22cm (W) [9]. 10. The face of the buddha is damaged. Statue is 23 cm (H) x 19cm (W). Niche is 26cm (H) x 19cm (W) [10]. 11. The face of the buddha is damaged. Statue is 24cm (H) x 15cm (W). Niche is 34cm (H) x 23.5cm (W) [11]. 12. The buddha's head is damaged. Statue is 24cm (H) x 14cm (W). Niche is 33cm (H) x 23.5cm (W) [12]. 13. Both the buddha's head and face are damaged. Statue is 18cm (H) x 13cm (W). Niche is 29cm (H) x 22cm (W) [13]. 14. Both the buddha's head and body are damaged. Statue is 22cm (H) x 22cm (W). Niche is 30cm (H) x 38cm (W) [14]. The entire head of the buddha is missing. Statue is 28cm (H) x 24cm (W). Niche is 48cm (H) x 34cm (W) [15]. 15. The upper half body of the buddha is partially missing. Statue is 19cm (H) x 20cm (W). Niche is 47cm (H) x 31cm (W) [16]. The buddha statue is missing. Niche is 23cm (H) x 26cm (W) [17]. 16. The buddha figure is missing. Niche is 17cm (H) x 19cm (W) [18].

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