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Guardian deity flanked by two devotee figures, Niche 3, Beishan Rock Carvings (北山石刻) Anderl, Christoph


This niche is located in Beishan Rock Carvings (北山石刻), Fowan (佛灣), Dazu (大足) District, Chongqing. It depicts three figures: a standing guardian deity in the centre flanked by two images of what appear to be laymen. The guardian deity in a warrior costume has a wrathful face. The front of its square crown has a bird motif, with flowing textiles either side of the crown. There is a halo trimmed with flame motifs on its back. Both hands of the deity have been destroyed, while its feet are heavily eroded. On its left-hand side is a figure of a layperson wearing a turban. The figure on the guardian deity's right-hand side is a laywoman whose head has been lost. Metadata created by: Sau Ling Wendy Yu.

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