Tianjin Museum Photo Gallery

This 5-storey museum features many galleries of exhibits. Start with the rich collection of historic paintings.

Jade is a treasured stone in Chinese culture. This horn-shaped pendant dates from the Neolithic times.

Shang Dynasty jade

Continue progressing through subsequent dynasties' jade ornaments.

Song Dynasty

Liao and Jin Dynasties

This piece is from the last dynasty - Qing.

Oracle bone inscriptions are valuable historic records from the first Chinese dynasties. I wonder how did the ancients carve such small characters onto these?

There is also an extensive ceramics collection.

Tianjin's modern history is also on display. The city was once divided into various foreigner's concessions. Markers such as these shown here indicate which country's pseudo-colony you reached.

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