Cave 17

Cave 17 is a relatively small Tang cave that had numerous fine sculptural images. On the interior there were three seated Buddhas, two standing bodhisattvas, and six seated bodhisattvas around three walls. Many figures and fragments from Cave 17 are known to be in museums outside China.

Cave 17 exterior, seen on the right. Two guardians stood outside the entrance.

Tianlongshan Cave 17 exterior

Historical photo, Cave 17 exterior

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Historical photo, Cave 17 north (back) wall

Tianlongshan historical Cave 17 back north wall tt.68

Historical photo, Cave 17 northwest corner

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Historical photo, Cave 17 east wall

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Historical photo, Cave 17 west wall

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