War and Peace – Treasures of the Qin and Han Dynasties
4/12/2002 – 16/3/2003
This exhibition, jointly presented by the Chinese Cultural Artifacts Association and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, and co-organized by the Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Heritage Bureau and the Hong Kong Museum of History, will feature 100 items of invaluable artifacts from the Museum of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Emperor Qin Shihuang, the Shaanxi Archaeology Institute and the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum.
The exhibition will feature some recent archaeological finds from the Shihuang Mausoleum, including a stone helmet and an armour, apart from the legendary life-size terracotta warriors. For the Han Dynasty, highlights will include the painted naked figurines and lifelike pottery animals from the Yangling Mausoleum, a major archaeological discovery of recent years. A large proportion of the exhibits are national treasures and have never been shown in Hong Kong.
This exhibition which reflects the culture of the formative and consolidation period when China became a unified empire, will be the largest of its kind ever held in Hong Kong. Audio Guide Service and Public Guided Tours are available. Please refer to the Gallery's information.