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Six-armed bodhisattva, Niche 127, 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. The bodhisattva is seated with crossed legs on a Sumeru throne. Each hand of the upper arms hold a circular plate, of which the plate on the left hand is slightly damaged. The middle left hand holds a bowl, while the right one holds a willow branch. The lower left hand has a noose, and the right holds a sword. The bodhisattva also wears a large headdress decorated with scroll grass patterns. A small figure, probably a child, is placed in front of the throne. Since the two standing images on both side walls are eroded, details cannot be recognized. Descriptions of the photos: Overview of niche [1] Close-up of central wall [2] Metadata created by: Sau Ling Wendy Yu.

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