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Cave 20: White buddha cave of Yungang grottoes (460-470A.D.)rnA statue of seated sakyamuni, 13.7 metres high. This buddha, with his plump face and broad shoulders, is a typical example of the sculptural art of the Yungang caves. A standing buddha on the east side looks dignified in a kasaya.rnThe Yungang grottoes, in Datong city, Shanxi province,China. with their 252 caves and 51,000 statues, represent the outstanding achievement of Buddhist cave art in China in the 5th and 6th centuries. The Five Caves created by Tan Yao, with their strict unity of layout and design, constitute a classical masterpiece of the first peak of Chinese Buddhist art.rnThe Yungang cave art represent the successful fusion of Buddhist religious symbolic art from south and central Asia with Chinese cultural traditions, starting in the 5th century CE under Imperial auspices.rn.

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