Binglingsi Buddhist art (Yellow River, Gansu)
Ref: 070624-1653 Date: 24-06-2007
Binglingsi Buddhist art: sculptured and painted figures (Yellow River, Gansu). Binglingsi was an important Buddhist centre on the Silk Road, connecting the Tibetan Empire with Han China. Natural and manmade caves, caverns and cliff faces on the north bank of the Yellow River are illustrated with wall paintings, sculptures and inscriptions. The art dates from the 5th c AD to the early 20th century AD (from the Western Jin Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty). This exquisite sculpture has been damaged by weathering.