Monday, 7 May 2012

Immortality Free

Less than a month after it lost 18 Chinese artifacts in a burglary (CLICK, CLICK) the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge has opened The Search for Immortality: Tomb Treasures of Han China, which features over 300 treasures in jade, gold, silver, bronze and ceramics in the most important exhibition of ancient royal treasures ever to travel outside China. Let's hope security has been improved! Above is a Jade Coffin, Western Han Dynasty (2nd century BC). This free exhibition is part of the London 2012 Festival and is supported by the profligate fat cats of the Arts Council (CLICK), but don't let either of these facts put you off. CLICK to learn more. The exhibition has its own dedicated website, but it's one of those clever-dick jobs which produce error messages and take ages to load. I gave up.

2 Comments:

At 7/5/12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like a bath with a lid.

 
At 7/5/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

But an extremely posh bath. Jade didn't come cheap even 2,000 years ago.

 

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