Glass artwork exhibition in Dunhuang highlights history of cultural exchanges

By Ma Jingna in Lanzhou and Chen Meiling | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-09-01 11:14
Share
Share - WeChat
More than 300 ancient glass artwork from 37 countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative are on display at Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, Northwest China's Gansu province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

More than 300 ancient glass artwork from 37 countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative are on display at Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, Northwest China's Gansu province.

All the exhibits are from the Hirayama Ikuo Silk Road Museum in Japan. Hirayama Ikuo is a renowned painter who passed away in 2009. He visited many relics along the Silk Road such as the Mogao Grottoes and Angkor Wat of Cambodia and has a large collection.

Experts said glass was found at the Mesopotamia Plain as early as 3,000 to 4,000 years ago. Though a cheap product for many modern people, glass used to be a luxury that only a small group of people can afford. At first, people used glass to make ornaments. Then, they made glassware to contain spice and oil. With growing of production, glass became a commodity along the Silk Road, sold from western Asia to the Europe.

Zhao Shengliang, Party secretary of the Dunhuang Academy, said the exhibition shows intelligence and creativity of ancient people and the history of cultural exchanges.

The exhibition started in early August and will last till Nov 10.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next   >>|

Related Stories

Top
BACK TO THE TOP
English
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349
FOLLOW US
5544444