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Bronze figureheads on display in Nanjing

06-22-2010 08:57 BJT

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Monkey, Cow, Tiger, and Pig, they went together on a trip to Nanjing of Jiangsu province. It sounds like a fairy tale, but actually, it's the current display of four bronze figureheads of the Hai-yan-tang water clock.

Once situated in the Garden of Eternal Spring, the 12 bronze figureheads represented the 12 symbolic animals of the Chinese zodiac with the main bodies carved out of stone and heads cast from bronze.

Currently, only five of them are within the ownership of China, and the recovery of the total 12 has become a national priority in recent years.

Also on display this time are 14 Buddha statues of the Southern and Northern Dynasties from over 16-hundred years ago.

The display will last until the 29th of this month.

Monkey, Cow, Tiger, and Pig, they went together on a trip to Nanjing of Jiangsu province. It sounds like a fairy tale, but actually, it's the current display of four bronze figureheads of the Hai-yan-tang water clock.
Monkey, Cow, Tiger, and Pig, they went together on a trip to Nanjing of Jiangsu
province. It sounds like a fairy tale, but actually, it's the current display of
four bronze figureheads of the Hai-yan-tang water clock.

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CCTV.com

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