Sichuan Basin in China, is a stunning example of grotto art dating back to the 7th century. The Wheel of Life represents the various human, animal and divine forms of reincarnation that, according to Buddhist beliefs, are the destiny of departed souls. How a person is reincarnated depends, of course, upon the merits achieved during his or her lifetime (Dazu)
Bird with Human Head Sanxingdui Museum "This small (12cm, 4.7in) chimera once stood on the flower of a tree. The double-scroll piece on the right is a wing, and conjecturally restoring a similar missing piece on the left, we get something that looks amazingly like a butterfly."