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What are the types of Chinese Buddhist sculptures?


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Chinese Buddhist bai sculptures Sculpture Buddhism Jardim zencan be roughly divided into three types: du grotto sculptures, temple statues zhi, and statue steles dao (other small statues of Buddha and Bodhisattva with craftsmanship in Zhuan are listed separately).

It formed a climax of development during the period of the Three Kingdoms, the Two Jins, especially the Southern and Northern Dynasties. Although the political turmoil was at that time and the economy was limited, due to the support and advocacy of the rulers at that time, the nation's human and material resources were often concentrated to engage in large-scale sculpture projects.

The statues include Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and disciples, kings of gods, vajra masters, and offerings to heaven and people (flying). There are also stories from the Buddha, and there are also statues of believers and offering people. All of the above statues are arranged symmetrically in order of respect and inferiority, and increase or decrease according to different classic content. After China in the Eastern Jin Dynasty, all Buddhist scriptures such as Huayan, Fahua, Vimalakirti and Amitabha have been introduced to China one after another, which has become the basis for sculptures. Generally speaking, statues such as the king of gods did not appear until after the Northern and Southern Dynasties.

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