Rubbing of a Niche Lintel with Scenes from the Life of Sakyamuni

  • Guyangdong Cave
  • Paper
  • H-47.5 W-147.5
    Longmen Caves Research Institute
Catalogue Entry

Guyangdong Cave/ 47.5×147.5 cm/ Longmen Caves Research Institute
This rubbing comes from the 2nd niche on the 2nd level of the south wall of the Guyangdong Cave. The niche features two Buddhas seated side by side. The lintel depicts images from the life of the historical Buddha, Sakyamuni. From the left end, the lintel shows the conception, the birth of Siddhartha, the bath, the first sermon at Ispatana Migadaya, divination by the hermit Asita, and other scenes. This relief dates to the 2nd period of activity at the Guyangdong Cave.