National Geographic : 1912 Oct
Photo by direction ofMr. Charles L.Freer ANOTHER VIEW OF THE ROCK-HEWN TEMPLES AT LUNG-MEN The huge Buddha and attendant figures in the central recess can be clearly seen. Many smaller figures and decorations inother recesses can also be discerned. "Here, in the seventh century, in the sides of the cloven range, wrought the sculptors, who, like theGreek masters ofthe chisel, remain unknown. Here the Chinese artists turned the precipitous cliffs into hundreds of quarried temples and sculptured recesses, peopled with religious figures in relief or detached."