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Jade Emperor cave (Yu huang ku 玉皇窟), Pilu dong 毗廬洞 Anderl, Christoph


The Jade Emperor cave (Ch. Yuhuang ku 玉皇窟) in Pilu cave (Pilu dong 毗盧洞), Anyue xian 安岳縣, Sichuan sheng 四川省 dates to 1850. The size of this cave is 3.6 meters in height, 2.88 in width, and 1.6 in depth. Photo [1] shows the main statue of the Jade Emperor. This Daoist statue represents the diversity of local religious traditions throughout the centuries in the Pilu Cave. Moreover, two cloth cushions placed in front of the statue indicate the continuation of its ritual function in the present day. Photos [2] and [3] show the "The Jade Empeor Shrine Restoration Tablet" (Xinxiu yuhuang dian bei xu 新修玉皇廟碑), which documents the history of the cave's construction and patronage. Metadata created by Huajie Fan (May 31, 2022).

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