China’s Bronze Age antiquities exhibit in Sweden

On 25 May 2013, Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm of Sweden marked its 50th anniversary celebration with the opening of the exhibition showcasing China’s Bronze Age Antiquities from central Henan province.

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.”

Local people visit the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm of Sweden on 25 May 2013.

Local people visit the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm of Sweden on 25 May 2013.

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.

On 25 May 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.

Source: China Daily

 

 

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