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Bingling Grottos. Parinibbana: Decease of the Buddha.
6th c Chinese Wei (Northern)/ Tang Sculpture

NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY Anonymous (386 - 534)
557-572
6th c
Living rock; plaster; pigment
Carved; painted
Wei (Northern)/ Tang
Cave chapel
Bingling Si. Gansu. China.
chin1289
When the Parinibbana of the Buddha was threatened by the rise of the river behind the dam the statue was moved to the other side of the gorge where it now rests in a chapel.

Caption: NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY Anonymous|Parinibbana: Decease of the Buddha. |Wei (Northern)/Tang|8.6 m|Chinese|Bingling Si. Gansu. China. |┬ęKathleen Cohen

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