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An Exploration on Statue Creation and Grotto Construction of Donors in Ancient Dunhuang (Published)

The Dunhuang grottoes are large in scale, and have stood the test of time. One of the main reasons for this is that feudal rulers vigorously advocated Buddhism and personally participated in the construction of these grottoes. This paper mainly explores the relationship between ancient Dunhuang’s donor portraits and the construction of the grottoes, delving into the relationships between the donor portraits and cave construction, as well as the relationships between the donors, the craftsmen and the grotto construction, in addition to the compensation and origins of the craftsmen from various perspectives.

Yanhai S., and Shengping X. (2022) An Exploration on Statue Creation and Grotto Construction of Donors in Ancient Dunhuang, International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology Studies, Vol.10, No.3, pp.58-67

Keywords: Dunhuang donors, grotto construction, portraits

An Exploration on Statue Creation and Grotto Construction of Donors in Ancient Dunhuang (Published)

The Dunhuang grottoes are large in scale, and have stood the test of time. One of the main reasons for this is that feudal rulers vigorously advocated Buddhism and personally participated in the construction of these grottoes. This paper mainly explores the relationship between ancient Dunhuang’s donor portraits and the construction of the grottoes, delving into the relationships between the donor portraits and cave construction, as well as the relationships between the donors, the craftsmen and the grotto construction, in addition to the compensation and origins of the craftsmen from various perspectives.

Keywords: Dunhuang donors, grotto construction, portraits