2017 WORLD HERITAGE – UNESCO Along the Silk Roads – US$ 0.49

$0.49

2017 WORLD HERITAGE – UNESCO Along the Silk Roads – US$ 0.49

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Date of issue: 3 August 2017
Designer: Sergio Baradat (United Nations)
Photographs: Alamy Stock Photo
Denomination: $0.49
Stamp size: 50 mm x 35 mm
Stamps per sheet: 20
Printer: Cartor Security Printing (France)
Process: Offset lithography
Perforation: 12-1/2 x 12-1/4
Quantity: 5,500 sheets (110,000 stamps)

THE DESIGN

Longmen Grottoes, China
The grottoes and niches of Longmen contain the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art of the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties. These works, entirely devoted to the Buddhist religion, represent the high point of Chinese stone carving. The Longmen Grottoes are situated on both sides of the Yi River to the south of the ancient capital of Luoyang, Henan province. They comprise more than 2,300 caves and niches carved into the steep limestone cliffs over a 1 km stretch. The earliest caves to be carved in the late fifth and early sixth centuries include Guyangdong and the Three Binyang Caves, all containing large Buddha figures. Yaofangdong Cave contains 140 inscription recording treatments for various diseases and illnesses. Work on the sculpture in this cave continued over a 150-year period, illustrating changes in artistic style. The site was inscribed on the World Heritage list in 2000.

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Condition

Cancelled, Mint

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