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Vishnu Kumarakaveda

Vishnu Kumarakaveda





Artist : Anonymous

Model : Vishnu

Date : between 470 and 493

UNESCO World Heritage Site (Définitif) : 2001

Yungang Grottoes
Cave 8
Grottoes of the middle period (c 471-94 CE)
Item 4 on 4
Place(s) of worship
Sculpture (Relief)

Area related
Datong (China)

Description   

The design and the form of this cave are similar to those of cave 7. The celestial guardians are carved on the two reveals of the entrance. The west one is a statue of Vishnu in appearance of a boy (Kumarakaveda) riding on a peacock with his hands holding chicken. Both statues are very skillfully shaped and engraved.
Item(s) related   
Yungang Grottoes :
Cave 7
Celestial donor
Reliefs
Anonymous
from 470 to 493
Celestial donor
Reliefs
Anonymous
from 470 to 493
Cave 8
Siva Mahesvara
Relief
Anonymous
from 470 to 493
Vishnu Kumarakaveda
Anonyme
Vishnou