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Metal sculptures of the Tibetan Imperial period

Fig. 25: Comparison the head of the Bodhisattva in Fig. 22 with :

- Bodhisattva (detail) (upper right), later half of 5th century, Yun-kang caves, China. (after Terukazu Akiyama and SaburĊ Matsubara. Arts of China 2, Buddhist Cave Temples New Researches. Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1969:125);

- Amitabha (detail) (lower left), 581 AD, Sui dynasty, marble, the British Museum (after Howard A. et al. Chinese Sculpture. New Haven:Yale University Press, 2003:fig.3.95).

- Ganyin (detail) (lower right), Sui dynasty, limestone, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, (after McNair A. The Ending of the Law and the Hope of Salvation: Some 6th Century Chinese Buddhist Sculptures in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art," Orientations 39, no.8 (Nov/Dec 2008): 80-84).

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