CLASSIC CHINESE STATUES

Stone Relief

Chinese music band 1,000 years ago – Stone relief unearthed in 1994 from a late Tang Dynasty tomb in Quyang County, Hebei Province.

The musical instruments featured in the wall sculpture include harp, zither, pipa, clapper, block drum, various reed pipes and flutes.

Clay Statues

A group of coloured terracotta government officials was unearthed from the tomb of Prince Jian Zhu Chengyong (1454—1498), of Ming Dynasty, in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province.

Two coloured terracotta celestial beings with vivid facial expressions at an ancient Chinese temple built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Jade Statues

A statue of Guanyin

A jade statue of Guanyin in an authentic Chinese female attire viewing the world from within.

Guanyin Bodhisattva is the most popular Buddhist figure in China and can be found in most Chinese Buddhist temples. This statue was produced in the early 17th century during the Ming Dynasty.

A jade Arhat in meditation, made with white jade during the Ming Dynasty.

The statues of Arhats, a group of highly enlightened beings towards a full liberation, are commonly seen in big Buddhist temples in China. The best known temple housing arhats is the West Garden (Xiyuan) in Suzhou, with 500 Arhats’ statues in one hall, each having a unique facial expression, body posture and meditation state.

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