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Palace Museum spreads its wings to Xiamen (6)

By Wang Kaihao (China Daily)    08:41, May 23, 2017

Types of treasures

Major categories of foreign artifacts at the Palace Museum.

Antique mechanical clocks: About 1,500 from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Switzerland.

Handicrafts: About 4,500, with Japanese lacquer ware and jade articles from Central Asia comprising a major part of the collection

Scientific instruments: About 700 from the United Kingdom and France.

Textile: About 100 pieces from Russia, the United Kingdom, and Japan.

Medical artifacts: About 200

Weapons: 370, including swords from the Korean Peninsula, Nepal, and Ryukyu (today's Okinawa), and rifles mainly from the UK and the Netherlands

Spiritual items: 100, mainly from India and Nepal

Gifts or individual donations after the founding of New China in 1949: 2,822

If you go

9:00 am-4:00 pm, Mondays closed; 58 Guxin Road, Kulangsu, Siming district, Xiamen, Fujian province.


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