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Sculpture

The sculpture collection at the Palace Museum includes figurines (primarily pottery figurines from the Han, Sui, and Tang dynasties); white marble Buddhist statues from Quyang, Hebei Province (from the late-Northern Wei to the High-Tang Tianbao reign); wooden Arhat (luohan) statues (fifty works from the Nanhua Temple in Shaoguan, Guangdong Province, dated to the Northern Song, fifth to eighth year of the Qingli reign); works in ceramic, bronze, and stone by He Chaozong, Shi Sou, Yang Yuxuan, and other artists; decorative sculpted bricks and stones from the Han dynasty; bricks with sculpted figures and animals from the Sui and Tang periods; and sculpted bricks with images featuring scenes from the Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety. The sculpted articles in the Palace Museum collection are unique and represent a diverse range of content. The historical and artist value of these works is known throughout China and around the world.

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