Chongqing Dazu stone carvings in Chengdu

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in Dazu stone carvings are rooted in the fertile soil of Bashu culture, and Sichuan and Chongqing grottoes are undoubtedly a heavy ink. Dazu grottoes, located in Dazu District of Chongqing, are one of the eight largest Grottoes in the world. They are of large scale, exquisite carving, wide range of themes and well preserved, representing the highest level of world Grottoes art from the 9th to the 13th century.

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today, the exhibition “the discovery and inheritance of Dazu stone carvings” will be held in Chengdu Jinsha Site Museum until January 3, next year. Dazu stone carvings in Chongqing will unveil its mysterious veil to the citizens of Chengdu, a stone carving gallery with a collection of beautiful gods, an art palace of human interest, and a model of grottoes integrating three religions. Liu Xiangao, vice president of Dazu stone carving Research Institute, said that the cooperation between Jinsha and Dazu is one of the great achievements under the background of strategic cooperation in Chengdu Chongqing economic circle. In June this year, Jinsha Site Museum and Dazu stone carving Research Institute signed a cooperation agreement to jointly promote the process of cultural heritage protection in the two places. There are more than 10 pieces of

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in the “heavyweight”,

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exhibition hall. According to the introduction, this exhibition is the largest external exhibition in the history of Chongqing Dazu stone carving Research Institute, and the treasures of Sakyamuni Buddha, incense burner and Guanyin statue have come to Chengdu for the first time. The volume of the exhibits can also be called “heavyweight”. There are more than 10 exhibits of more than 100 kg in the exhibition hall.

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on August 12, more than 90 exhibits from Dazu stone carving Research Institute arrived at Jinsha Site Museum. In order for these exquisite stone sculptures to be transported to Chengdu safely, every exhibit is “entered” the constant temperature and humidity cultural relic box, filled with soft foam and moistureproof paper. The 720kg statue of Sakyamuni Buddha is the heaviest one in this exhibition. The body and base of the Buddha were loaded into two custom-made cultural relics transport boxes and transported to Chengdu. The staff directed the professional lifting equipment to hoist in batches, which made the Buddha “merge into one” and “return to its original position smoothly”. Among the

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, Dazu stone censers with the largest volume and the most outstanding carving technology will also appear in the exhibition. The censer in this exhibition was carved in the Ming Dynasty, with a height of 101 cm and a weight of nearly 500 kg. After being processed with high-quality relief and openwork, the heavy stone is extremely transparent and exquisite. The furnace body is hollowed out and the carving is extremely exquisite. It can be said that it is the masterpiece of Dazu incense burner in the Ming Dynasty. The audience of

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will also see the fallen golden finger of Qianshou Guanyin, and intuitively experience the restoration process of Qianshou Guanyin. Through the common gods and drunken figures, we can imagine the strong atmosphere of fireworks in the Southern Song society. In addition, the Buddhist Bodhisattvas and Arhats, the three official emperors and Xuanwu great emperors of Taoism, Confucius tablets of Confucianism and so on will reproduce the scene of the confluence of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism in ancient China. The quality of

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has brought many pieces of Dazu stone carving treasures from Song Dynasty to Ming and Qing Dynasty, such as

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and “Dazu stone carvings”, which have been exhibited for many times, but the exhibition quantity and Exhibition setting are the most abundant. We have brought Dazu stone carvings, especially from the Song Dynasty to the Ming and Qing Dynasties, showing the exquisite value of Dazu stone carvings and the achievements of Dazu stone carvings from development to inheritance and utilization. At the same time, we also hope to bring fresh impressions to Sichuan audiences. ” Liu Xiangao, vice president of Dazu stone carving Research Institute.

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have formed a distinctive Bashu civilization due to their geographical proximity and cultural similarities. Sichuan and Chongqing grottoes are the masterpieces of art left by Bashu craftsmen. This exhibition is also the first great achievement of our cooperation. ” Wang Fang, deputy curator of Jinsha Site Museum. To fully display the art of Dazu stone carving, especially the essence of stone carving art on the cliff, Jinsha Ruins Museum makes full use of its digital platform, including video programs, scanning two-dimensional code interpretation, voice guide, 3D printing technology, etc., so that audiences can fully understand the art of Dazu stone carving and the spirit of Bashu craftsmen. “We also hope to learn from the digital experience of the Jinsha Site Museum.” Liu Xiangao is full of expectations.

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Wang Fang also said that starting with the exhibition, the two sides will carry out close cooperation in various fields, such as cultural heritage protection, academic and scientific research exchanges, exhibition exchanges, cultural relics protection, publicity and promotion, social education, public service, cultural and creative development, and smart museum projects on the basis of the construction and sharing of museum operation information. “In 1999, Dazu stone carvings in Chongqing were listed in the world cultural heritage list by UNESCO. In 2006, the site of ancient Shu state, including Jinsha site, was listed in the preliminary list of China’s world cultural heritage by the State Administration of cultural relics. In the aspect of applying for the world heritage, we will also learn from Dazu stone carvings. ”

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pictures are provided by Chengdu Jinsha Site Museum