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Mogao Grottoes Cave 322

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Constructed in the Early Tang and renovated in the Five Dynasties, this is a small hall cave with a truncated pyramidal ceiling. There is a niche with double recesses dug out of the west wall, containing a seven-stuccoed figures; a Buddha, two disciples, two bodhisattvas and two heavenly kings. The heavenly kings have features of a non-Chinese foreigner; high nose bridges, thick eyebrows and big eyes. The ceiling center has a pattern of twisted vines. The drapery around the center extends to the four slopes. The decorative borders of twisted vines connect the the four walls with the four slopes. There is a preaching scene of Maitreya in the center of the south wall, which is surrouded by the thousand Buddha motifs. The north wall presents an illustration of the Amitabha sutra in the center, also surrounded by the thousand Buddha motifs. There are three preaching scenes above the entrance on the east wall. The south side of the entrance depicts a preaching scene of the Medicine Buddha, while the north has a standing disciple image with four donor figures. On either north or south of the brim of the entrance is a worshiping bodhisattva painted in the Five Dynasties. On the tent-like ceiling of the corridor in a Buddha in meditation painted in the Five Dynasties. On both of the north and south walls of the corridor are covered with the Buddhas in meditation, only two has survived on each side walls.

Cave 322 PANORAMA


CAVE INFORMATION


CAVE NUMBER:
Mogao Grottoes Cave 322
CAVE FORM:
Ttruncated Pyramidal Ceiling
LOCATION SPECIFIC ORIGINAL:
Mogao Grottoes
LOCATION:
Dunhuang
DATA CREATION:
Dunhuang Academy
CONSTRUCTION TIME:
2009

    Content Navigation


    • Main Chamber
      East Wall
      South Wall
      West Wall
      North Wall
      East Slope
      South Slope
      West Slope
      North Slope
      Ceiling Center
    • Corridor
      South Wall
      North Wall
      South Slope
      North Slope
      Ceiling