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Niches 116 and 116-1, Beishan Rock Carvings (北山石刻) Anderl, Christoph; Yu, Sau Ling Wendy


These two niches are located in Beishan Rock Carvings (北山石刻), Fowan (佛灣), Dazu (大足) District, Chongqing. Niche 116 depicts a six-armed seated bodhisattva. Each of the two upper hands of the bodhisattva holds a circular plate. The left middle arm rests on the bodhisattva’s belly, while the right has a willow branch. The left and right lower arms carry a trident and a sword, respectively. A small kneeling figure is carved in front of the bodhisattva’s altar, with several donor images depicted on both sides. However, since they are severely eroded, their identities are uncertain. Niche 116-1 is blank. Descriptions of the photos: Key to the niches [1] Overview of the niches [2] Metadata created by: Sau Ling Wendy Yu.

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