Head of Buddha

Scene 11, Baodingshan, Dazu (map)

The colossal head of Buddha, with eyes slightly open and a blissful expression, is attended by Zhao Zhifeng (l.) and Liu Benzun (r.) Since Zhao is the monk who supervised the construction, his features may be taken as a portrait.

A student copy in clay rests on a table to the left of Zhao's portrait bust.