800 Year Old Rock Carving

A technician laser scans the sculpture of Qianshou Guanyin for restoration in Dazu Rock Carvings in southwest China’s Chongqing. The sculpture of Qianshou Guanyin, the bodhisattva with a thousand hands associated with compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, was carved about 800 years ago during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127 to 1279) and is the best known Buddhist statue in Dazu.

A technician laser scans the sculpture of Qianshou Guanyin for restoration in Dazu Rock Carvings in southwest China's Chongqing. The sculpture of Qianshou Guanyin, the bodhisattva with a thousand hands associated with compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, was carved about 800 years ago during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127 to 1279) and is the best known Buddhist statue in Dazu.

A technician laser scans the sculpture of Qianshou Guanyin for restoration in Dazu Rock Carvings in southwest China's Chongqing. The sculpture of Qianshou Guanyin, the bodhisattva with a thousand hands associated with compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, was carved about 800 years ago during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127 to 1279) and is the best known Buddhist statue in Dazu.

A technician laser scans the sculpture of Qianshou Guanyin for restoration in Dazu Rock Carvings in southwest China's Chongqing. The sculpture of Qianshou Guanyin, the bodhisattva with a thousand hands associated with compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, was carved about 800 years ago during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127 to 1279) and is the best known Buddhist statue in Dazu.

A technician laser scans the sculpture of Qianshou Guanyin for restoration in Dazu Rock Carvings in southwest China's Chongqing. The sculpture of Qianshou Guanyin, the bodhisattva with a thousand hands associated with compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, was carved about 800 years ago during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127 to 1279) and is the best known Buddhist statue in Dazu.