Yünkang

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Yünkang

 

a mountain in China, northwest of Tat’ung, in Shansi Province. A group of Buddhist cave temples (A.D. 460–545) is located on the slopes of the mountain. Now a museum, the temples consist of more than 60 caves, oval and rectangular in plan, with painted soft sandstone sculpture (460–525); the reliefs and multicolored paintings on the cave walls have been partially preserved.

REFERENCE

Viatkin, R. V. Muzei i dostoprimechatel’nosti Kitaia. Moscow, 1962.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.