Photos: Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Museum
A stone carving dating back to Western Xia Dynasty was unearthed in 1974 in Yinchuan, Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Photos of some of the most-treasured pieces from the collection kept in Ningxia Museum reveals the skills and excellence of Chinese handcraft art.
Located in Yinchuan, the Ningxia Museum was listed as a first-grade museum in China in December 2012.
It hosts more than 50,000 ancient artifacts from the Stone Age to the Han Dynasty, including 157 relics under class-A state cultural protection. The museum also features relics from the revolutionary times and from the local area.
A bronze ware with silver paiting dating back to the Warring States Period was unearthed in 1968 in Guyuan County of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
A bronze statue with gliding dates back to the Western Xia dynasty. It was unearthed in 1977 in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
A set of stone carved doors dating back to the Tang dynasty was unearthed in Yanchi County of Ningxia Hui autonomous Region in 1985.
A bronze tablet was from the Warring States Period, unearthed in 1973 in Ningxia Autonomous Region.
A bronze statue with silver and gold painting dates back to Western Han dynasty and was unearthed in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in 1974.
A brick carving dating back to Song dynasty was unearthed in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in 1977.
A bronze mirror dates back to Yuan dynasty.
A gold hairpin with gems inlaid dates back to the Qing dynasty.