New Book Buddhist Sculpture of Shanxi Province is a comprehensive study of painted Buddhist sculptures in major temples of the Shanxi province. Besides their larger than life
size, the sculptures are known for their unique artistic qualities: the facial expressions and exquisite painted details. Illustrating sculptures of the Buddha, Guanyin, Lohan, and numerous attendants, the book details their construction method and color pigments used, and covers the history and symbolism associated. Most pieces are dated Ming dynasty, but earlier examples from the Liao, Jin and Yuan are included.
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