Chinese protests fail to stop 'illegal' water vessel sale

Chinese protests fail to stop 'illegal' water vessel sale
 

A rare sacred Chinese bronze water vessel made between 2,200 and 3,600 years ago has been sold despite protests by the Chinese government.
The recently discovered bronze Tiger Ying sold at auction for £410,000, Canterbury Auction Galleries said.
China's State Administration of Cultural Heritage condemned the auction saying the relic was taken illegally from the country in the 19th Century.
Only six similar vessels were previously known to exist.
The vessel dates from the Western Zhou dynasty - 1027-771 BC - and was named the Tiger Ying because the spout and cover were each cast with models... read more

 
11 April 2018 in Regional, Views: 48
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