Afghan cultural relics on display at Tsinghua exhibition
An exhibition of Afghan cultural relics has opened at the Tsinghua University Art Museum in Beijing.
Three ivory sculptures unearthed at Begram Kushan in Afghanistan that date back to the first century A.D. [Photo: IC]
The exhibition, "Utensils and Ornaments Endlessly Fine: National Treasures from Afghanistan at the Cultural Crossroads of East and West", features 230 relics unearthed from excavations at Tepe Fullol, Ai-Khanum, Tilla Tepe, and Begram Kushan. The relics represent different dynasties and highlight the cultural integration of the region.
A golden crown excavated at Tilla Tepe in Afghanistan that dates back to A.D. 25-50. [Photo: IC]
The relics were part of an exhibition that opened in Beijing two years ago. They are back on display this month as part of the "Joint Exhibition of Asian Civilizations", which is taking place on the sidelines of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations.
A bronze with a human head and roster body that dates back to the first century A.D. [Photo: IC]
A bronze sculpture of Harpocrates that dates back to the first century A.D. [Photo: IC]