Dunhuang grotto art on display in Chengdu

An exhibition showcasing the renowned Dunhuang grotto art opened free to the public opened in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan province, on Monday.


A replica of a huge reclining Buddha is installed at the Chengdu Museum. [Photo: Xinhua]

As a major stop along the Silk Road, the Dunhuang Mogao Caves in Northwest China's Gansu province hold China's largest collection of stone carvings and mural paintings. It contains valuable information about religion, culture, and social life in ancient China from the 4th to the 14th century.

Visitors look at items on display at the Dunguang grotto art exhibition in Chengdu, Dec 26, 2016. [Photo: Xinhua]

More than 200 items are on display at the Chengdu Museum, including eight restored grottoes, replicas of colored sculptures, and 70 pieces of murals, as well as 10 historical documents for preserving Buddhist sutra.

The exhibition will run until April 10, 2017.