The Vairocana Buddha stands in the Fenxiang, one of the Longmen Grottoes which house tens of thousands of statues of Buddha. It is one of nine huge carved statues.
This highly impressive image of Vairocana Buddha is sculpted on the back wall of the Fengxian. The image is 17.14m high and has 2m long ears. An inscription at the base of this figure gives 676 as the year of carving. It is said that Empress Wu Zetian donated “twenty-thousand strings of her rouge and powder money” to complete this edifice. Hence, it is conjectured that this Buddha was carved to resemble the Empress.
Price: € 960