Cave 6

Cave 6 is a small square cave of the Tang period that had nine sculpted images on the interior, with a central seated Buddha on the back and side walls accompanied by bodhisattvas and disciples. On the exterior the traces of two guardian figures appear at the sides of the entrance. The exterior still has a small porch in front.

Cave 6 exterior

Tianlongshan Cave 6 exterior

Historical photo, Cave 6 exterior

Tianlongshan historical Cave 6 exterior tt.32

Cave 6 back (north) wall. The seated Buddha is flanked by two standing figures that appear to have been disciples. Two bodhisattvas sit at the corners.

Tianlongshan Cave 6 back north wall 1

Cave 6 northwest corner

Tianlongshan Cave 6 back north wall 2

Cave 6 west wall. The seated Buddha partially remains.

Tianlongshan Cave 6 left west wall

Cave 6 east wall. The seated Maitreya Buddha figure and the standing bodhisattva have been cut away.

Tianlongshan Cave 6 right east wall 1

Cave 6 east wall standing bodhisattva

Tianlongshan Cave 6 right east wall 2

Historical photo, Cave 6 east wall standing bodhisattva

Tianlongshan historical Cave 6 right east wall tt.29