Exhibition on Fine Jade Unearthed in Nanyang Area (Apr.19-July 21)
An exhibition on fine jade unearthed in Henan’s Nanyang area opens at the Changsha Museum on April 19. It is Hunan’s first exhibition featuring ancient jade in recent two decades. The exhibition displays 169 pieces (sets) of exquisite and rare jade ranging from the Neolithic Age (10,000 BC-2,000 BC) to the Han Dynasty (206 BC- 220 AD).
The exhibition is divided into the following four parts:
The first part: Jade was transformed from production tools and ornaments into sacred objects to communicate with gods in the Neolithic Age.
The second part: Jade was regarded as a symbol of royalty and an important carrier of the national etiquette system in the Xia (2100 BC-1600 BC), Shang (1600 BC-1100 BC) and Zhou (1100 BC-256 BC) dynasties.
The third part: The rise of Confucianism exerted important influence on the development of jade culture during the Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC–476 BC) and the Warring States Period (475 BC-221 BC).
The fourth part: Jade was used as funerary objects in funeral rites in the past dynasties.
The exhibition is open to the public free of charge until July 21, 2019.
Opening hours: 9:00-17:00 (No entry at 16:30)
Closed on Monday (except statutory holidays)
Address: Binjiang Cultural Park, Xinhe Delta, Kaifu District, Changsha City, Hunan Province
How to visit:
Visitors can either make a reservation via Changsha Museum’s official WeChat account or website, or get free tickets at the entrance with valid documents (like ID card, visa, passport).
How to get there:
-Take any of the following buses: No. 2, 237, 357, 520, 804, or 906 to get off at Beichen Times Square [北辰时代广场]
-Take any of the following buses: No. 520 or 804 to get off at Binjiang Cultural Park [滨江文化园]
-Take Changsha Metro Line 1 to get off at Beichen Delta Station [北辰三角洲站]
Chinese source: hn.people.com.cn; csm.hn.cn