Photo source: Howard, Summit of Treasures, p. 70

Two Licchavi Women

Scene 31, Baodingshan, Dazu (map)

The state of Licchavi in India supplied many of the first converts to Shakyamuni's preaching. These statues are thought to represent two of those early disciples from Licchavi. They may be taken as symbolic of all those who hear and respond to the Buddha's teachings.