CCTV May 23, 2015
* Made of white jade, the sculpture dates back to the North Qi of the South and North Dynasties, between 550 AD
and 557 AD.
* It was originally worshipped in North China’s Hebei Province, where the Buddha’s head was stolen in 1996.
* Master Hsing Yun, founder of the Fo Guang Shan Monastery in Taiwan, received a donation of a White Jade Buddha
head in May 2014.
* To celebrate the reunion of the head and the body, an art exhibition of Buddhist statues from Hebei province is
being held in Foguangshan.
CCTV’S Ian Mickanau filed this report.