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Mural Paintings of the Tang Dynasty

The Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) was the heyday of ancient China.

The paintings of the Tang Dynasty represented the highest level of artistic skills which linked the preceding art and the following art. However, few paintings have survived due to the passing of time.

Since the 1950s, many paintings of landscapes, buildings, utensils people, animals, and plants have been found in the Tang Tombs, depicting the reality of life during the Tang Dynasty. These paintings provide a panoramic view for understanding the rituals of the imperial court as well as the architectural style of the period. Moreover, the customs of the people and their characteristics of dress and insights to their entertainment activities are also shown.

The exhibits here totals nearly one hundred pieces, they were selected from the museum's  collection which were unearthed from the imperial tombs and the tombs of nobles. Each of them is representative of the splendid social life of the great Tang Dynasty.