A donated portrait of Lady Wang, who was from Taiyuan, at worship.[Photo/lcsd.gov.hk]
The exhibition Dunhuang - Untold Tales, Untold Riches was unveiled at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum on November 27.
The largest of its kind ever held in Hong Kong, the exhibition showcases nearly 120 artifacts, and unfolds chronologically to reveal numerous aspects of Dunhuang culture including religion, art, folklore, social life, East-West cultural exchange and cultural relics preservation.
The exhibits cover all of the core aspects of Dunhuang grotto art, such as replica caves, replica painted stucco statues, Buddhist script items, relics of Dunhuang, and copies of the cave murals.
Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Dunhuang Academy, and co-organized by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Dunhuang Academy, the show will run until March 16 next year.
Dunhuang, an ancient city in Gansu Province, western China, was the gateway to the Silk Road leading to central Asia and Europe. Dunhuang is world famous for its artistic sculpture statues and frescopaintings from the 4th-14th centuries in China, which reflect Silk Road civilization and important aspects of the Chinese people's religious life,arts, and customs, including the introduction of Buddhism to China during this period. In 1987, the Mogao Caves were among the first batch of Chinese sites to be listed as UNESCOWorld HeritageSites, reflecting their cultural value.
Mural depicting a butcher's shop in ancient times. [Photo/lcsd.gov.hk]
A visitor takes in an item on display at the exhibitionDunhuang - Untold Tales, Untold Riches,at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Nov 27.[Photo/Xinhua]
Visitors take in items on display at the exhibitionDunhuang - Untold Tales, Untold Riches, at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Nov 27.[Photo/Xinhua]