Cow Herders at Dazu

Our Trip to Dazu, Sichuan Province, China

7. Cow Herders at Dazu

While rock carving began in Dazu during the Tang Dynasty (in the 7th century A.D.) and continued well into the Qing Dynasty (China's last imperial epoch), the sculptures here reached their artistic zenith during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127 - 1279). There the sculptors turned their attention to creating the unusually unified, compact, and colorful Buddhist grotto at Dazu's Baoding Shan

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