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China's Bronze Age antiquities exhibit in Sweden

2013-05-27 15:33:32



China's Bronze Age Antiquities from central Henan province started to be exhibited in the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm of Sweden on Saturday, marking the 50th anniversary celebrations of the museum.

Local people visit the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm of Sweden on May 25, 2013. [Photo/Xinhua]

Titled "Warrior Queen and the Bronze Age of China", Dong Baohua, deputy director of China State Administration of Cultural Heritage explained at the opening, "the exhibition will present to the Swedish public 117 pieces (sets) of carefully selected Chinese Bronze antiquities, through which, we hope to reveal the bronze civilization of the Central Plains as well as the richness of Chinese Bronze Age society."

The exhibition - where visitors get to meet the Warrior Queen Fu Hao - is on loan from seven museums in the Chinese province of Henan and a testimony to 4,000 years of ancient rituals, human sacrifices and warfare.

Fu Hao is the legendary Warrior Queen who led thousands of soldiers in battle and see objects from her burial tomb, a discovery of great importance for the present understanding of ancient China.

Saturday also witnessed in the museum another exhibition of Swedish King Gustaf VI Adolf's personal collections, which include Chinese lacquers, fabulous jades and enamels and Song ceramics.

The exhibition tells of the King's deed as a collector and expert on Asian artifacts and his importance for the establishment of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities.