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Inscribed pillar beside Liu Benzun tableau (Liu Benzun shilian ku 柳本尊十煉窟), Pilu dong 毗廬洞 Anderl, Christoph


The Pilu 毗盧 pillar stands next to the left side (from a viewer's perspective) of the 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. It is a six-sided pillar with a stone lion on the top. Photo [3] provides the overview of the pillar. There are inscriptions that report the names of donors and the history of its maintenance of the site. As shown in photo [1][2][4], the inscription carved at the top layer reads: "毗盧佛□記□". Photo [4] shows an inscriptions that records reconstruction activities. Inscriptions in photographs [2] and [6] listi donors who invested money in the manteinance of the site. Inscriptions in photo [7] records the date: "皇清乾隆二十六年歲次辛己桂月" (1761 CE). Metadata created by Longyu Zhang (May 31, 2022).

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