Hunan Provincial Museum has rich collections, among which Mawangdui
Han Tomb, Bronze ware crafts of Shang and Zhou Dynasties, the
cultural relics of Wu Kingdom are the most special.
The display of Mawangdui Han Tomb is the basic display of the
museum. In the exhibition hall, there are coat as thin as cicada,
well-kept floral print gown, all sorts of delicate needlework,
bright lacquer work with colored drawing, silk painting with
colored drawing, silk book with rich content, all sorts of wooden
tomb figures, musical instruments and weapons.
The most surprising one is the well-preserved female corpse from
Western Han Dynasty which has been buried under earth for more than
2100 years. Although the beautiful feature of the corpse cannot
been seen anymore, there are lenitive skin, abundant subcutaneous
fat and flexible parenchyma, which are well unusual in archaeology.
It also proves the highly developed technology of ancient China.
There are also celadon porcelains of Xiangyin Xiangyin Kiln and
Yuezhou Kiln in Sui and Tang Dynasties, underglaze-printed
porcelain of Changsha Kiln in Tang and Five Dynasties, the
duplication of Wang Xizhi’s Preface to the Orchid Pavilion by people in Tang Dynasty and the script of famous ideologist in
the end of Ming and the beginning of Qing Dynasties. All of these
collections are highly valued.
While appreciate the precious collections of the museum, the
beautiful environment of the museum can also show the history.
Surrounded by trees, the museum is quite and elegant, with a mix of
old exhibition building, office building and new exhibition hall,
which shows the variance of the times through comparison. The new
exhibition was built in the end of the twentieth century. Of
primitive simplicity, it is magnificent and shows the rich content
of Hunan's culture through its unique style. It has become one of
the symbolic architectures of Changsha.the crossing of Dongfenglu and Deyalu, public bus No 3 or 113
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