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The statues of devarajas, a Bodhisattva and apostle Buddha Ananda in a Chinese temple

In the wall of a Buddhist temple, dug inside Mogao cave number 45, there is a niche containing three statues made of painted stucco, belonging to Tang dynasty, representing from left to right the young apostle Buddha Ananda, a Bodhisattva and the fair king, the devarajas dressed up like a general while he is crushing an enemy; Mogao caves are one of the most ancient places of worship for Chinese Buddhist culture.Dunhuang (China), December 1982. (Photo by Giorgio Lotti/Mondadori via Getty Images)
The statues of devarajas, a Bodhisattva and apostle Buddha Ananda in a Chinese temple
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152218188
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Date created:
12 January, 1982
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