Tomb carving reflects Tang Dynasty music culture

Updated: Jan 11, 2023 Print
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Models of musical instruments played by 24 female performers are on display at the Taiping Rebellion History Museum in Nanjing, presenting Chinese music culture from more than 1,000 years ago. [Photo/Official WeChat account of the Taiping Rebellion History Museum]

The Yongling Tomb in Chengdu is where the founding emperor of the former Shu Kingdom (907-925) was buried. His stone coffin was carved in relief with 24 female performers dancing and playing musical instruments. The Taiping Rebellion History Museum in Nanjing is holding a music culture exhibit related to the figurines. Come and admire the charm of Chinese music from 1,000 years ago until Mar 19.

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