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Pure Vase Guanyin (Jingping Guanyin 净瓶觀音), niche 7, Yuanjue dong 圓覺洞 Anderl, Christoph


Front view of Niche 7 of the Pure Vase Avalokitesvera (Ch. Jingping guanyin 净瓶观音) located in Yuanjue dong 圓覺洞 Anyue xian 安岳縣, Sichuan sheng 四川省 [1][2]. Detail of the Bodhisattva [3] and [4]. Apsaras on the northen wall [5]. Four patrons on the lower part of the southern wall, including a monk and two other male and one female figure [6]. A Brahman ṛsịs (Ch. posou xianren 婆薮仙人) on the middle part of the southern wall [7]. Information based on personal communication with Professor Yang Xiaodong, May 30, 2022. For further references see: -Chengdu wenwu kaogu yanjiusuo 成都文物考古研究所, Beijing daxue Zhongguo kaogu yanjiu zhongxin 北京大學中國考古學研究中心, and Anyue xian wenwuju 安岳縣文物局, 2013: “Sichuan Anyue xian Yuanjue dong moya shike zaoxiang diaocha baogao" 四川安岳縣圓覺洞摩崖石刻造像調查報告 in Sichuan daxue bowuguan 四川大學博物館, Sichuan daxue kaoguxue xi 四川大學考古學系, and Chengdu wenwu kaogu yanjiusuo 成都文物考古研究所 (eds) Nanfang minzu kaogu 南方民族考古 vol. 9. Beijing: Kexue chubanshe, pp. 371-374. -Lee-Kalisch, Jeong-hee, 2015: “Beyond the Sublime: A Reassessment of the Extraordinary Buddha and Monk Sculptures in Zizhong and Anyue of the Song Period.” In Jeong-hee Lee-Kalisch and Antje Papist-Matsuo (eds.) Ritual and Representation in Buddhist Art, Weimar: Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften, pp. 85–112. Metadata created by: Yalin Du, Sijia Li, Clara Ma, Jie Zhang.

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