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Watch James Lally Present Treasures of Ancient Chinese Buddhist Sculpture

March 11, 2017

A Painted Sandstone Head of Vimalakirti (Wei Mo)
From the Yungang Buddhist Cave-Temples, Shanxi
Northern Wei Dynasty, circa 465-494
Height 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Earlier this week, Sinovision interviewed Asia Week New York participant James Lally about his 2017 exhibition, Buddhist Sculpture from Ancient China.

"Vimalakirti debates the Buddha in a famous moment, which is recorded in the Buddhist scriptures," explains Lally while presenting the sculpture pictured above. "He convinces the Buddha that even a layman can find nirvana."

Watch the full interview below.