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Detail of reliefs, south wall, lower register, Thousand Buddha cave (Qianfo dong 千佛洞), Pilu dong 毗廬洞 Anderl, Christoph


Rows of Buddha-like figures are carved in relief on the lower register of the south cliff wall in the Thousand Buddha cave (Qianfo dong 千佛洞), Pilu cave (Pilu dong 毗盧洞), Anyue xian 安岳縣, Sichuan sheng 四川省. These figures are vividly depicted with distinctive attributes and postures. These reliefs date from the Song dynasty (960-1279) up to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Photo [1] is an overview of the western section. Photos [2][3] show detail of reliefs with inscriptions of donors' names: - "文三元" in photo [2]; - "桑氏妙慧" and "王張氏" in photo [3]. Metadata created by Huajie Fan (May 31, 2022)

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