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Cave 12
Cave 12
Section 15 on 20

Yungang Grottoes
Place(s) of worship

between 470 and 493

Model : Bouddha
Area related : Datong

UNESCO World Heritage Site (Définitif) : 2001

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The cave is divided into the front and back chambers. The outer wall surface of the front chamber is carved with wood-imitated roofs and eaves as well as four columns, thus resembling a three-room hall.
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Description   
On the wall of the front chamber are carved various niches and Buddhas. Its ceiling is decorated with caisson design. The top part of the north wall is decorated with a carved band of celestial musicians (Gandharva Devas). On the east, south and west sides, there are eight images of Yaksha, holding Konghou, Pipa and other musical instruments.
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Ornaments
Reliefs
from 470 to 493
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Cave 6 (Yungang Grottoes)
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Cave 1 (Yungang Grottoes)
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Yungang Grottoes
Cave 12 (1)