Buddhist sculptures from Shandong province exhibited in Beijing

(chinadaily.com.cn)Updated: 2020-11-02

An exhibition featuring Buddhist sculptures from Boxing county, Binzhou, Shandong province is underway at the National Museum of China in Beijing.

Boxing county is a representative region of Buddhist sculpture art in Shandong. The predominant artistic style in the county was influenced by Qingzhou in Shandong province and Dingzhou in Hebei province, but also has its own distinctive regional characteristics.

The exhibition displays 119 exquisite artifacts divided into three sections focusing on  the historical development of Buddhist sculptures in Boxing, the unique carving and casting techniques used, and the ideas conveyed within the works.

The exhibition, jointly hosted by the National Museum of China, Shandong Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, and Binzhou municipal people's government, will last for four months.

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An exhibition of Buddhist sculptures from Boxing county, Shandong province is underway at the National Museum of China in Beijing. [Photo/dzwww.com]

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Buddhist sculptures from Boxing county are made with diverse materials, feature a variety of physical shapes, and convey many different themes. [Photo/dzwww.com]

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Visitors appreciate the exquisite Buddhist sculptures at the National Museum of China. [Photo/dzwww.com]

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Boxing county is a representative region for the art of Buddhist sculpture in Shandong. [Photo/dzwww.com]

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Buddhist sculptures from Boxing county, Shandong province are exhibited at the National Museum of China. [Photo/dzwww.com]

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The exhibition features 119 exhibits made of various materials, including stone, gilded bronze and white pottery. [Photo/dzwww.com]