Silk road trea­sures of the Tang Dy­nasty come to Syd­ney for first time

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Art Gallery of New South Wales, Syd­ney Show­ing un­til: 10 July 2016

Tang: trea­sures from the Silk Road cap­i­tal fea­tures a won­drous ar­ray of rare gold, sil­ver and glass arte­facts as well as ce­ram­ics, sculp­tures and mu­ral paint­ings from the Tang mpire, many of which are na­tional trea­sures of hina, at­test­ing to their great cul­tural sig­nif­i­cance. ome of the ob ects have never be­fore been e hi­b­ited out­side of hina.

hile urope was still in the ark ges, the Tang mpire (618-907) be­came the rich­est and most pow­er­ful realm in the world. t the heart of the Tang mpire was its cap­i­tal city, hang’an present day i’an . ome to one mil­lion peo­ple and 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 e hi­bi­tion fo­cuses on life in hang’an dur­ing the Tang mpire. ach of the arte­facts in the e hi­bi­tion car­ries a story from this ex­tra­or­di­nary city: from the el­e­va­tion of tea drink­ing to an art form, the boom­ing ar­ti­san­ship in gold, sil­ver and ce­ram­ics to great in­no­va­tions in hi­nese fash­ion and mu­sic.

The ex­hi­bi­tion Tang: trea­sures from the Silk Road cap­i­tal is ac­com­pa­nied by Pure Land: in­side the Mo­gao Grot­toes at

Dun­huang, a spec­tac­u­lar in­ter­ac­tive in­stal­la­tion of one of the orld er­itage listed ogao rot­toes, known as the aves of the Thou­sand ud­dhas, now closed to pub­lic for con­ser­va­tion rea­sons.

Dragon c.700s, gilded bronze with an iron core un­earthed from Caochangpo in the south­ern sub­urb of Xi’an, 197. Shaanxi His­tory Mu­seum

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