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Thousand-armed Guanyin (千手觀音), Qianfo zhai (千佛寨) Anderl, Christoph


Located in Qianfo zhai 千佛寨, Anyue xian 安岳縣, Sichuan sheng 四川省. The relief carving inside this niche is supposed to be a statue of the Thousand-armed Avalokitesvara. The middle part of its body is severely damaged. However, given the the many arms, it can be assumed that it was originally a representation of the Thousand-armed Avalokitesvara. The photographs show: An overview of the niche, photo taken from the lower left [1]. An overview of the niche with his surroundings [2]. A close-up of the dextre part of the niche [3]. A close-up of the top part of the niche [4]. Metadata created by: Xixi Jia.

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