National Museum Cardiff Announces Exhibition of Ancient Rock Carvings from Dazu, China

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WALES.- Visitors to National Museum Cardiff in the New Year will have an exclusive opportunity to see a unique exhibition of ancient rock carvings from China – sculptures which have never before been seen outside China. From Steep Hillsides: Ancient Rock Carvings from Dazu, China will be exhibited from Wednesday 26 January to Sunday 3 April 2011. The steep hillsides of the Dazu World Heritage site near Chongqing contain an exceptional series of rock carvings dating from the 9th to the 13th centuries. The carvings comprise some 50,000 figures in total, and are remarkable for their aesthetic quality, their rich diversity of subject matter, both secular and religious, and the light that they shed on everyday life in China during this period. This free exhibition – From Steep Hillsides: Ancient Rock Carvings