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The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Dunhuang: Enchanting Tales for Millennium

Thematic Galleries 3, 4 & 5, 1/F

24 August 2022 - 21 November 2022

 

Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Dunhuang Academy
Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Dunhuang Academy
Exclusively sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Supported by Friends of Dunhuang (Hong Kong)

 

Hong Kong Heritage Museum is proud to present the Dunhuang treasures by introducing "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Dunhuang: Enchanting Tales for Millennium" exhibition. As the third collaboration with Dunhuang Academy since 2014 and 2018 for The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series, the exhibition showcases artefacts, mural paintings, reproduction of paintings in silk and a replica of Yulin Cave 25. Visitors are invited to a feast of visual splendour with a series of art-tech display and multi-media programmes to experience and appreciate the worldly and heavenly aspirations of ancient forebears in their pursuit of the true, the good and the beautiful in the Buddhism realm of Dunhuang.

This exhibition is one of the celebration events of the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of HKSAR.

 

Exhibit Highlights

Illustration of Amitayus-mindfulness Sutra
South wall of Mogao Cave 172
High Tang dynasty
Courtesy of Dunhuang Academy

Illustration of Amitayus-mindfulness Sutra

 

Samantabhadra Sutra tableau

Samantabhadra Sutra tableau
West wall of Yulin Cave 25
Mid Tang dynasty
Courtesy of Dunhuang Academy

 

Painted gilt-bronze head of Mahavairocana
8th-9th century
Courtesy of Dunhuang Academy

 

Painted gilt-bronze head of Mahavairocana