Standing Bodhisattva
Pingyao County

Shakyamuni Buddha
Kaihua Temple, Taiyuan

Buddhist Statues

Northern Qi dynasty, 550-577 AD
Shanxi Museum

The bodhisattva on the left, shares his hairstyle with the Northern Zhou Buddha from Wanrong County (previous page); his face, however, seems Mongolian with its prominent epicanthic folds, bow-curved eyebrows, and a protruding button-chin.

The Buddha on the right, on the other hand, has many stylistic affinities to the Northern Zhou Buddha from Jishan County (previous page).