This is a website about antiques. Most of the antiques were photographed in China's Palace Museum. Each relic has its own special story, or about its former owner, or about itself. They appear before us across the vast river of history. The following contents will be about their uses and legends. It is hoped that people can have a certain understanding of Chinese antiques and culture after browsing this platform so as to promote Chinese history and culture.
Chime bell is a percussion instrument in ancient China. It rose in the Xia Dynasty and reached its peak in the spring and autumn period and warring states period to the qin and han dynasties. Chime bells are mostly made of bronze. Using wooden hammer, we can produce different tones to play the music.
As One Wishes
As Ones Wishes is a decoration made of jade. Legend has it that As Ones Wishes was a weapon used by ancient Chinese tribal leaders to ward off bad luck. Later, people made all kinds of ornaments in the shape of As Ones Wishes and put them in their homes to pray for good luck.
Phoebe Zhennan Wood Deer Whistle with Carved Dragon Imagery
They were the building blocks of the qing dynasty temple, originally a single block, which was later destroyed and separated during the war. The patterns of these two pieces are the green dragon and the white tiger in the four gods of China.
Jade Clothes Sewn with Gold Wire
Shoushan Stone Eighteen Arhats
Sundial is a timekeeping tool in ancient China, which is equivalent to the modern watch. It is mainly based on the position of the shadow to determine the time and the number of moments.
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