Buddha in Chai-fu cave, Longmen, Henan Province, dating from the first half of the seventh century (Tang dynasty). This awesome Buddha reflects the early Tang stylistic shift. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.
In 494 CE work began on the rock-cut cave temples at Longmen, located approximately 14 kilometers south of Luoyang ?? on the Yi River ??. With more than 2,300 caves and 100,000 statues and reliefs carved over a 250-year….