During the Sui (589-618) and Tang (618-907) dynasties, the economy was prosperous, the political environment was clean and the culture was colorful. The Sui Dynasty unified north and south China and developed an affluent society, laying a foundation for the powerful and prosperous era of the ensuing Tang Dynasty. A great wealth of burial objects excavated from tombs of the Sui Dynasty in Henan province reveals true scenarios of society at that time. Numerous artworks were created during the Tang Dynasty and feature a vibrant and magnificent style. They exhibit people's aesthetic tastes, social customs and mental outlook at the time, embodying a prosperous and open empire that embraced people from the world.