Monday, April 17, 2017

Journey to Wuhan 05: Hubei Provincial Museum 湖北省博物館

visiting the museum is

a must for every city i go

 

will always remember

how my Econs lecturer

during A-level used museum

to explain the concept of

free public good

 

well.. to tell you the truth

i remember how he used

museum as an example

but i can’t actually

remember a single detail

at all

 

in short

in my own word

museum is a totally

under-rated public good

that’s why it’s made free

 

a state-level museum

i.e. huge!!!

Hubei Provincial Museum 湖北省博物館, Wuhan 武漢Hubei Provincial Museum 湖北省博物館, Wuhan 武漢

 

at level 1

there is a special exhibition

on civilizations around the world

made a quick round because

these are not what i come for

hey, Lucifer!

Hubei Provincial Museum 湖北省博物館, Wuhan 武漢

 

first sets of featured exhibits

items, including the coffin

unearthed from the tomb of

an elite known as

Marquis Yi of Zeng 曾侯乙

Marquis 侯 – title of a nobleman by hereditary

Yi 乙 – his name

Zeng 曾 – his surname

Hubei Provincial Museum 湖北省博物館, Wuhan 武漢

 

it’s extravagantly amazing

some 2400 years ago

people buried this set of bronze bell

as the favorite instrument of the “king”

Bianzhong of Marquis Yi of Zeng (Zenghouyi Bells) 曾侯乙編鐘 at Hubei Provincial Museum 湖北省博物館, Wuhan 武漢

 

it can play almost

as many tones as a piano

and to save space and resources

(bronze being real expensive back then)

a bell can actually play 2 tones

Bianzhong of Marquis Yi of Zeng (Zenghouyi Bells) 曾侯乙編鐘 at Hubei Provincial Museum 湖北省博物館, Wuhan 武漢

 

2nd most featured exhibit

Sword of Goujian 越王勾踐de劍

at least 2400+ years old

Goujian – the king of Yue Kingdom

Sword of Goujian 越王勾踐de劍 at Hubei Provincial Museum 湖北省博物館, Wuhan 武漢

 

the king was illustrated as

someone with great determination

who was made a slave after his kingdom

was conquered and

went through loads hardships

where the Chinese idiom

臥薪嘗膽 originated from

 

before he made a come-back

and beaten the enemy

Fucai of the Wu Kingdom 吳王夫差

 

3rd most featured set of items

a pretty neat collection of porcelain

across different dynasties 

 

“Blue and white pottery” 元青花

at its finest level during the Yuan dynasty

“Blue and white pottery” 元青花四愛梅瓶 Hubei Provincial Museum 湖北省博物館, Wuhan 武漢

 


inspired by the deer found in the tomb

Hubei Provincial Museum 湖北省博物館, Wuhan 武漢

they actually design some pretty

contemporary looking souvenirs

Hubei Provincial Museum 湖北省博物館, Wuhan 武漢Hubei Provincial Museum 湖北省博物館, Wuhan 武漢Hubei Provincial Museum 湖北省博物館, Wuhan 武漢

 

i looted 3 of that

accessory trays

while my dad found

his souvenirs here too

it’s an museum-exclusive

because the name of the museum

is printed right below

My little deer accesories tree @ Hubei Provincial MuseumIMG_4184

 

oh man!!

i sense a lot of sarcasm

in that comment in English

shame on him/her

Hubei Provincial Museum 湖北省博物館, Wuhan 武漢

 

Journey to Wuhan 01: Almost Mid-night

Journey to Wuhan 02: Yellow Crane Tower 黃鶴樓

Journey to Wuhan 03: Hubu Alley 戶部巷

Journey to Wuhan 04: Jianghan Road Pedestrian Street 江漢路步行街

Journey to Wuhan 05: Hubei Provincial Museum 湖北省博物館

Journey to Wuhan 06: Wuhan Museum 武漢博物館

Journey to Wuhan 07: Changchun Taoist Temple 長春觀

Journey to Wuhan 08: Flight Cancellation

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