Detail View: Design Library Image Collection: Yungang Grottoes: Cave 1

Accession Number: 
181740
Order Title: 
Archivision Addition Module SIX--6,074 images
Type of View: 
generalView
View Title: 
Cave 1 Interior; east wall figures in niches, paint worn
Date of View: 
6/8/2009
Image description: 
Niches containing elaborately carved images of Buddha, bodhisattvas and apsarasas are organized in horizontal bands along the walls, and oblong reliefs in the lower register illustrate j¿takas.
Image Rights: 
¿ Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.
Source Institution: 
Archivision, Inc.
Collection: 
Addition Module SIX
Culture: 
Chinese
Subject: 
Buddhism and art--China
Subject: 
Silk Road
Work Types: 
Art; paintings (visual works); mural paintings (visual works)
Work Types: 
Architecture; religious structures; shrines (structures)
Work Types: 
Art; sculpture (visual works)
Preferred Title: 
Yungang Grottoes: Cave 1
Agent Display: 
Unknown (Chinese)
Date: 
ca. 494-525 (creation)
Materials: 
sandstone; polychrome (mineral pigment paint)
Technique: 
painting and painting techniques
Alternate Title: 
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Locations: 
Yungang Grottoes, Datong, Shanxi, China
Location Type: 
(site)
Style/Period: 
Chinese
Style/Period: 
Northern Wei
Classification: 
Sculpture