Since the Han Dynasty, Chinese ancient steles have been carved with various patterns. The Ruiqin stele in the Song Tomb is one of the best. In the middle of the stone surface, there are vigorous and agile divine birds carved, standing tall in the clouds and mists of high mountains, flying in the air or spreading their wings, with different postures.
According to their different identities, the stone people have different shapes and styles. Since the Song Dynasty, the social and economic development and various technological advances in production have made the architectural art break through the pattern since the Tang Dynasty, especially the large-scale rise of the city of Shanghai. The architecture of the Song Dynasty is more beautiful and rich in changes than that of the Tang Dynasty, resulting in more complex forms of pavilions and terraces, especially in decoration and decoration. This makes stone carving art more widely used in architecture, more exquisite skills and more diverse forms.