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Niche 111, 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. Since the niche is severely eroded, not all of the figures can be identified. There are two layers of carvings. The upper layer contains two major statues decorated with circular halos. The one on the left seems to be sitting on a chair with a back. Both figures are flanked by attendants on their sides. Three smaller figures seated on lotus thrones above these two major statues are probably Buddhas. The bottom layer contains several standing figures. All are badly damaged. Descriptions of the photos: Overview of Niche 111 [1] Overview of the left side wall [2] Overview of the right side wall [3] Metadata created by: Sau Ling Wendy Yu.

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