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Faith and Empire: An Overview

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Fig. 1.4:
Vairocana Depicted in Royal Boots and Robes of a Tibetan Emperor (detail), Vairocana and Eight Great Bodhisattvas

Bimda temple, near Jyekundo, Qinghai Province, commissioned by monk-translator Yeshé Yang (d. 866) in 806 A.D.
carved in 804 or 806 CE
Stone with clay infill
Height: 59 in. (150 cm)

Photo courtesy of Zhang Changhong.