Northern Qi dynasty

Styles abounded and mixed during this politically turbulent period in China.

550 - 577 C.E.

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Cosmic Buddha Vairochana with the Realms of Existence
Cosmic Buddha Vairochana with the Realms of Existence

As a result of endorsement and financial support from the imperial family, Buddhist art grew more and more sophisticated, as reflected by the meticulously carved scenes on this statue

Base of a funerary couch
Base of a funerary couch

Chinese stone funerary couches represent a rare type of burial furniture for the deceased

Western Paradise of the Buddha Amitabha
Western Paradise of the Buddha Amitabha

A monumental limestone carving depicts a heavenly realm brimming with Buddhist deities.

Bodhisattva, probably Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin)
Bodhisattva, probably Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin)

Dressed in robes and adorned with jewels, this princely figure has foregone nirvana, maintaining earthly ties.

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