Binglingsi wall paintings and sculpture (Yellow River, Gansu)
Ref: 070624-1628 Date: 24-06-2007
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 5th c AD to early 20th century AD (from the Western Jin Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty).