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Twin Buddhas with bodhisattvas and donors, Niche 112, 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 central wall depicts a pair of Buddha images in double-collar drooping cassocks seated with crossed legs, sharing a throne side by side. Their head halos are peach-shaped and trimmed with flame patterns. The Buddha on the left holds a bowl with his left hand. His attendant, who stands on his left side, holds a staff. The attendant on the right side of another Buddha is severely damaged, seemingly carrying a plate with both hands. Besides, a small niche with six standing donor images appears between these two Buddhas. A four-armed seated bodhisattva image, its head lost, is carved on the left side wall. The right side wall contains one seated bodhisattva, one standing attendant and two donor images. All are badly eroded. Descriptions of the photos: Overview of Niche 112 [1] Close-up of the right sidewall [2] Close-up of the left sidewall [3] Metadata created by: Sau Ling Wendy Yu.

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