National Museum of China - Ancient Chinese Buddhist Sculpture Exhabition collected Various Buddha statues, such as Buddha head and overall Buddha sculpture. The Buddhist culture was promoted through showcases, Relicase supplied.
Buddhism originated in the 6th century BC in ancient India. After Buddhism spread to China around the 1st century AD, Buddhist sculpture incorporated traditional Chinese elements, gradually resulting in a unique Chinese style.
The themes, materials, and techniques in ancient Chinese Buddhist sculpture vary according to region and period, as exemplified by: the elegant wood-carved bodhisattva of the Song Dynasty; and the gilt-bronze figures of Tibetan Buddhism produced by imperial workshops in the Ming Dynasty. These images illustrate the evolution of Chinese Buddhist sculpture and inspire understanding of the philosophy of Buddhism through artistic expression––the perfect match of religious belief and aesthetics.