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Architectural sculptures preserved in Henan

Updated: 2014-05-24 11:15 (English.news.cn)
Architectural sculptures preserved in Henan

Photo taken on July 15, 2009 shows a coloured wood sculpture under the eaves of a passageway at Ma Piyao's Mansion, a 19th-century residential complex, in Jiangcun Township of Anyang county, central China's Henan province. A large number of architectural sculptures have been preserved in historical sites of Henan, which is one of the cradles of the Chinese civilization. Many of the sculptures, created from stones, bricks, or wood, were used as building parts of residences, shrines and memorial archways, among other architecture types. Underlining both the mood and the details, these sculptures have themes including daily life, legends, myths and opera scenes. [Photo/Xinhua]

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