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Sakyamuni Buddha In Bingyang cave
The Longmen Grottoes or Longmen Caves are some of the finest examples of Chinese Buddhist art. Housing tens of thousands of statues of Shakyamuni Buddha and his disciples, they are located  in Henan province, China. The images, many once painted, were carved as outside rock reliefs and inside artificial caves excavated from the limestone cliffs.  The grottoes and niches of Longmen contain the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art of the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties (316-907). These works, entirely devoted to the Buddhist religion, represent the high point of Chinese stone carving. In 2000 the site was inscribed upon the UNESCO World Heritage List as “an outstanding manifestation of human artistic creativity,”
Stamp featuring the Sakyamuni Buddha In Bingyang cave (Northern Wei) There are 11 big statues in the Bingyang cave. Sakyamuni is of dignified and serene appearance, while his disciple and Bodhisattva are of slender figure and elegant look, which are the typical style of the late Northern Wei Dynasty. 
Series: Longmen Grottoes
Theme: Buddhism
Issued Country China
Issued Year 05.09.1993
Category Buddhist Image World Heritage
Type Maximum Card
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