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Asian Civilization Exhibition displays five relics from Guangzhou Museum

(eguangzhou.gov.cn)Updated : 2019-05-15

Five historic relics from Guangzhou Museum were selected and put on display at the National Museum of China on May 13 during the Asian Civilization Exhibition, a key part of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations. 

The exhibition was held by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the National Cultural Heritage Administration, aiming to trace the development of various civilizations in Asia and promote communication between different cultures, civilizations, and nations across Asia.

The five relics include a human figure oil lamp that dates back to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24) and an agate bead accessory made during the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220).

The human figure-shaped oil lamp dates back to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24) and is on display at the Asian Civilization Exhibition in Beijing. [Photo/Xinhua]

This agate bead accessory made during the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220) that is part of Guangzhou Museum's collection is on display at the National Museum of China on May 13 during the Asian Civilization Exhibition. [Photo/Xinhua]

This plate unearthed from a kiln in Xicun village in Guangzhou dates back to the Song Dynasty (420-479). Porcelain wares of this kind are rarely found in the Chinese mainland but are very common in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia, reflecting Guangzhou's prosperous trade relations with these countries in the Song Dynasty. [Photo/Xinhua]