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Treasure hoard

China Daily| Updated: May 17, 2024 L M S


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In the 1980s, an earthen jar was discovered at a site in Yixian county in Hebei province. People were startled to discover hundreds of objects of gold, silver, jade, amber and other kinds of ornamentation. They displayed the artistic characteristics of the Northern Song period (960-1127) blended with features of the Liao Dynasty (916-1125), which was founded by the nomadic tribes of northern China. A selection of 400 gold and silver pieces from this precious cache are currently on display in Reflective Light of Yishui River at the China Museum of Southern Water Town Culture in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. They are divided into the categories of wine vessels, accessories, currencies and other craft and illustrate the prosperous material and cultural lives of the time, as well as conflicts and exchange on the borders of the Song and Liao territories. The exhibition runs until Aug 11.

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