Artifact exhibition in Chengdu marks enduring charms of Silk Road

2021-01-28 12:04:16

A Buddhist statue dated between the second and third centuries AD on show. [Photo/Courtesy of Hirayama Ikuo Silk Road Museum] The Lasting Charm of Cultural Relics, an ongoing exhibition at Sichuan Museum, in Chengdu, examines the long-standing influence of the exchanges between different civilizations in the East and the West which were boosted by the ancient Silk Road. The exhibition through March 20 uses nearly 300 artifacts to reflect the diversity and dynamics of these cultures. The objects on display are largely from the collection of Hirayama Ikuo Silk Road Museum, which was built by Ikuo Hirayama, the late Japanese painter and collector of antiquities related to the Silk Road. There are also collections from Sichuan Museum, Shaanxi History Museum in Xi'an and Gansu Provincial Museum in Lanzhou, among others.