Tang Empire on exhibit in Australia for first time
Updated: 2016-04-11 14:34
(People's Daily Online)
The Art Gallery of New South Wales opened its new exhibition Tang: Treasures from the Silk Road Capital on April 9, 2016. This is the first exhibit in Australia to focus on the art of the Tang Dynasty. [Photo/People's Daily Online]
The exhibit shows the high artistic achievements and rich history of this golden age of China - Tang Empire. The capital city of Tang was Chang'an (now Xi'an), which was situated at the start of the famous Silk Road trade route. This cosmopolitan metropolis was renowned as a city of great wealth, cultural diversity and religious devotion.
The exhibition features 135 rare gold, silver, glass and ceramics artifacts, sculptures and mural paintings from the Tang Empire (618-907). Many of them are national treasures of China and some objects have never before been exhibited outside China. These archaeological findings are drawn from 11 museums and cultural institutions in Shaanxi province, China.