Buddhist sculptures were given more perfect images in order to express the spirit of rescuing all living creatures.[Source: Shanghai Museum shanghaimuseum-net / \ ] Good Websites and Sources on the Tang Dynasty: Wikipedia ; Google Book: China’s Golden Age: Everday Life in the Tang Dynasty by Charles Benn books.google.com/books; Empress Wu ; Good Websites and Sources on Tang Culture: Metropolitan Museum of Art ; Tang Poems enter Tang Poems in the search; Tang Horses ; China Vista ; “The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry,” edited and translated by Burton Watson (New York: Columbia University Press, 1984); Website: You can help this site a little by ordering your Amazon books through this link: Good Websites and Sources on Early Chinese History: 1) Robert Eno, Indiana University indiana.edu; 2) Chinese Text Project ; 3) Visual Sourcebook of Chinese Civilization depts.; 4) Ancient China Life ; 5) Ancient China for School Kids elibrary.sd71ca/subject_resources ; Good Chinese History Websites: 1) Chaos Group of University of Maryland edu/history/toc ; 2) WWW VL: History China it/history/asia ; 3) Wikipedia article on the History of China Wikipedia 4) China Knowledge; 5) e-book gutenberg.org/files ; Links in this Website: Main China Page factsanddetails.com/china (Click History) Books: 1) Benn, Charles, “Daily Life in Traditional China: The Tang Dynasty,” Westport: Greenwood Press, 2002; 2) Schafer, Edward H. RELATED ARTICLES IN THIS WEBSITE: TANG, SONG AND YUAN DYNASTIES factsanddetails.com; SUI DYNASTY (A. 581-618) AND FIVE DYNASTIES (907–960): PERIODS BEFORE AND AFTER THE TANG DYNASTY factsanddetails.com; TANG DYNASTY (A. 690-907) factsanddetails.com; TANG EMPERORS, EMPRESSES AND ONE OF THE FOUR BEAUTIES OF CHINA factsanddetails.com; BUDDHISM IN THE TANG DYNASTY factsanddetails.com; TANG DYNASTY LIFE factsanddetails.com; TANG SOCIETY, FAMILY LIFE AND WOMEN factsanddetails.com; TANG DYNASTY GOVERNMENT, TAXES, LEGAL CODE AND MILITARY factsanddetails.com; CHINESE FOREIGN RELATIONS IN THE TANG DYNASTY factsanddetails.com; TANG DYNASTY (A. 690-907) CULTURE, MUSIC, LITERATURE AND THEATER factsanddetails.com; TANG DYNASTY POETRY factsanddetails.com; LI PO AND DU FU: THE GREAT POETS OF THE TANG DYNASTY factsanddetails.com; TANG DYNASTY ART: PAINTING, CALLIGRAPHY AND BUDDHIST CAVE ART factsanddetails.com; SILK ROAD DURING THE TANG DYNASTY (A. 618 - 907) According to chinaonlinemuseum.com: “The Tang Dynasty is famous for its energetically modeled and brightly colored tomb figurines.They also constituted a sizable amount of the ceramics produced during the Tang dynasty.Even in death, members of the wealthy, cosmopolitan Tang society sought to surround themselves with replicas of the splendid riches they had enjoyed during life.
Developed during the seventh century, the new colors were achieved simply by mixing metal oxides to a lead fluxed glaze.Sancai traveled along the Silk Road, and was later extensively used in Syrian, Cypriot, and then Italian pottery from the 13th to the middle of the 15th century.Sancai also became a popular style in Japanese and other East Asian ceramic arts.” ^|^ “However, it was in the making of functional ceramics for daily use and export that Tang potters achieved their greatest technical innovations and artistic refinements.According to the Mc Clung Museum: “With a history reaching back to before the third century B.C., tomb figures and furnishings were an important aspect of the Chinese culture.
They invented porcelain, underglaze painted décor, phosphatic glazes, perfected high-fired celadon, and experimented with cobalt blue glazes.