Rubbing of a Niche Lintel

  • Guyangdong Cave
  • Paper
  • H-78 W-172.5
    Longmen Caves Research Institute
Catalogue Entry

Guyangdong Cave/ 78.0×172.5 cm/ Longmen Caves Research Institute
This rubbing is taken from the 3rd niche in the 1st level of the north wall of the Guyangdong Cave, and shows an array of Buddha and Bodhisattva images carved in silhouette form without the expected detailed linear depiction of facial features or drapery forms. This carving shows that work on this niche was interrupted. This niche lintel dates from the 3rd period of activity in the Guyangdong Cave.