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Niche 187, 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 images in this niche are severely eroded. The niche centre contains two seated figures. The left one has a peach-shaped body halo and a circular head halo trimmed with flame patterns. The right one seems to be wearing a wind hat. This figure has a circular body and head halos. These two figures are flanked by ten small figures seated on lotus thrones. The lotus thrones contain stems collected from the two figures in the centre. Besides, a pair of badly eroded standing figures is near the niche frame. Descriptions of the photos: Overview of the niche [1]. Close-up of the niche [2]. Metadata created by: Sau Ling Wendy Yu.

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