Special 247 Ancient Chinese Stone Carving Postage Stamps (1987)

Stamp SN D247
Stamp Name Special 247 Ancient Chinese Stone Carving Postage Stamps (1987)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Antiques
Issue date 1987-04-23
Suspersion date 民國77年04月23日
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 25.5x36
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co. Inc.,R.O.C.
Drawer
Designer
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 8×10<br>
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Locally-made mat finished,<br>watermarked stamp paper with gum <br>
Back
Perforation 13 1/2

Description




   To help promote the Chinese Cultural Renaissance Movement, this Directorate released a set of stamps featuring ancient Chinese stone carving. With designs recommended by the National Museum of History, this set consists of four 5.00 stamps, which are arranged horizontally se-tenant.

   The four pieces of stone carving featured on the stamps are briefly described as follows:

  1. HEAD OF A BODHISATTVA
   Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534)
   Sandstone; height: 32 cm. (14 in.)

  2. STANDING BUDDHA
   Northern Chi Dynasty (550-577)
   Limestone; height: 78 cm. (31 in.)

  3. HEAD OF A BODHISATTVA
   Tang Dynasty (618-907)
   Sandstone; height: 38.5 cm. (15 in.)

  4. SEATED BUDDHA
   Tang Dynasty (618-907)
   Alabaster; height: 52.5 cm. (21 in.)