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General view of North and West Walls
of Cave 19, Fengxiansi (Fengxian Temple)
Tang Dynasty, Reign of Emperor Gaozong, completed in 675 CE
Polished Limestone
Longmen cave complex, Luoyang, Henan Province

Photo copyright © Paul Berry, 2002

Figures from left to right: Colossal figure of the celestial Buddha Vairochana; an arhat ("worthy one," a Buddhist holy person), possibly Ananda; the bodhisattva Samantabhadra; Vaishravana, celestial guardian king of the north; a Lokapala ("World Protector," guardian of the Buddhist teachings).