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Top wall of Liu Benzun tableau (Liu Benzun shilian ku 柳本尊十煉窟), Pilu dong 毗廬洞 Anderl, Christoph


The top layer of Liu Benzun tableau (Liu Benzun shilian ku 柳本尊十煉窟) in Pilu cave (Pilu dong 毗盧洞), Anyue xian 安岳縣, Sichuan sheng 四川省. Photo [1] shows five nuddha statues located in round niches with inscriptions at the left and right. Photo [2][3][4][5][6] are detailed pictures of these five statues. There is no consensus among scholars concerning the identity of these five buddhas. Some suggest they are five Dhyāni-buddhas (Ch. wuzhi rulai 五智如來) although the mudras depicted here are different from the classic representation of them. (Information based on personal communication with Dr. Yang Xiaodong 杨晓东. May 28, 2022.) Metadata created by Longyu Zhang (May 31, 2022).

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