Hunan Provincial Museum

Hunan Provincial Museum

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Hunan Provincial Museum

Introduction: The Hunan Provincial Museum is situated in the northeast of Changsha City. Built in 1951 and o..

Tickets:One of the most fascinating finds from the tomb is a T-shaped silk picture found in the Mawan..

Travel Tips:Forty-nine changes of clothes were retrieved from Xin Zhui's tomb, most of them impeccabl..

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Hunan Provincial Museum Introduction

The Hunan Provincial Museum is situated in the northeast of Changsha City. Built in 1951 and opened to visitors in 1956, the Museum covers an area of 50,000 square meters with a construction area of 20,000 square meters.

In addition to the annual exhibitions, the Museum often organizes temporary exhibitions o­n special topics at home and abroad, such as the Exhibition of Hunan Revolutionary History, the Exhibition of Chu Cultural Relics, the Exhibition of Paintings of the Ming and Qing Dynasties Collected by the Museum, the Exhibition of Crafts of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and the Exhibition of Painting Collection of Qi Baishi, etc.

Hunan Provincial Museum Features

The Museum contains a collection of more than 110,000 objects, including 763 pieces of the first grade. Its exhibits consist of stone implements of the Neolithic Age, potteries, bronze wares of the Shang and Zhou periods (17th century -256 BC), relics from the Chu State and relics from a big tome excavated in 1972 -- Mawangdui Western Han (206 BC-8 AD) Tomb. Besides, Yuezhou celadon produced from the Eastern Han (25-220) to the Tang (618-907) period, Changsha Tang San Cai (Tri-color Glazed Porcelain of the Tang Dynasty), the facsimiles of Wang Xizhi's Prologue to the Orchid Pavilion Collection and the handwriting of Wang Fuzhi, the great thinker of the early Qing period (1644-1911), are also housed here.


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One of the most fascinating finds from the tomb is a T-shaped silk picture found in the Mawangdui No.1 Han Tomb, supposedly a banner for the soul. It is in extremely good condition and describes the voyage from the dead to the next world. The painting techniques and the color are of the highest quality. Twenty-eight long-lost ancient silk books were unearthed in the Mawangdui No.3 Han Tomb, most of which are of great medicinal, astronomical, philosophical and historical values.


Hunan Provincial Museum Transporation

The Museum features two basic displays, namely, the Display of Historical Relics of Hunan and the Display of Mawangdui Han Tomb. Among all these collections, the relics from Mawangdui Han Tomb about 2000 years ago are most excellent and miraculous. The tomb and corpse of Xin Zhui, Marquise of Dai, was surprisingly well preserved and in remarkable condition, from skin to inner organs. Among the more than 3,000 relics unearthed, were exquisite lacquer wares, musical instruments, silk paintings, pottery and Chinese medicinal herbs. All of the artifacts placed in the grave as well as the corpse, swaddled in 20 layers of silk and linen can be found o­n display.


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