Bingling Grottos. Parinibbana: Decease of the Buddha.
6th c Chinese Wei (Northern)/ Tang Sculpture
NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY Anonymous
(386 - 534)
Living rock; plaster; pigment
Wei (Northern)/ Tang
Bingling Si. Gansu. China.
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.