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 Exquisite magnolia flower-themed relics decorate spring


                                             Exquisite magnolia flower-themed relics decorate spring



Exquisite magnolia flower-themed relics decorate spring

                                                                                       

A mask is on display during the exhibition "Highlighted Results of the Recent Three-Year Inventory of the Palace Museum Permanent Collection" at the Palace Museum in Beijing, March 29, 2017.


An exhibition titled "Highlighted Results of the Recent Three-Year Inventory of the Palace Museum Permanent Collection" is ongoing at the Palace Museum in Beijing. The exhibition comprehensively and systematically showcases its three-year organizational achievements from 2014 to 2016, and is located at the Palace of Prolonging Happiness (Yanxi Gong) and will last until April 15.


The Palace Museum has recently announced that it has 1,862,690 cultural relics registered in its collection as of the end of 2016. The exhibition serves as a report of the three years' work of registration, image collection and research projects of the museum's collections.


Exhibits on display are not major royal pieces, but mostly small artifacts from daily life which reflect the craftsmanship and aesthetic tastes during different periods of China. They are considered carriers of Chinese culture.


A tureen from the Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). [Photo/Official Weibo account of the Palace Museum]


Since ancient times, magnolia flowers have been favored by people, whether early buds or full blossoms.


The flowers have recently come in full bloom and sway in the warm spring breeze. They are prescious as jade, because the flowers are in bloom for only about 10 days.


Recently the Palace Museum in Beijing released a series of photos showing magnolia-themed cultural relics from the museum. The beautiful items are shaped like magnolia flowers or use magnolia flowers in the patterns.