Chinese artefacts exhibition attract Kolkata residents
Kolkata, Sep.9 (ANI): An exhibition showcasing 94 Chinese artefacts from ten different museums of China being held here, is attracting the city's residents in droves.
Most of them are interested in catching a glimpse of the terracotta warriors on display.
West Bengal Governor, M. K. Narayan inaugurated the exhibition on Thursday at a city museum.
The exhibition came to Kolkata after a successful tour of New Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad.
The exhibition has been organised by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in collaboration with the State Administration of Cultural Heritage of China.
The two-month long exhibition is showcasing 94 artefacts of ancient Chinese culture ranging from the Neolithic period (10,000 BC) to the Qing dynasty (18th century).
"I think the most we get to offer through this exhibition is the cultural exchange between China and India. We have collected 94 pieces of the collection from the museums of China. So we wanted to let the Indian people know what's the ancient civilization of China and the link between the two countries," said Director of Department for the protection of monuments and sites and archeology, Guan Qiang.
Tri coloured pottery figurines, warriors wearing armours made of terracotta, stone sculptures, bronze vessels with animal faces and inscriptions on them, bronze hair pin and mirrors, jade objects, parts of swords, discs with dragons, porcelain pots were part of the exhibition.
However, the biggest attraction to the locals was the terracotta warriors on display at the museum.
A visitor at the museum, Sayani Mitra said she wanted to see the terracotta warriors of China for a long time and this was a lifetime opportunity for her.
"The most attraction for me is the terracotta warriors, we have always heard about it. It is an important part of Chinese history but we were never so fortunate to get to China to visit these terracotta statues. This is the first time I got the opportunity; god knows whether I will be able to go to China ever to see them. I think it is a golden opportunity that I got to see these artifacts," said Mitra.
Life-size terracotta warriors of the Qin dynasty of China have been put on display at the museums. (ANI)
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