Until 18 October at the Mercati di Traiano the ancient Chinese civilization of the Shu population meets the millennial history of Rome
The exhibition dedicated to the ancient civilization of Sichuan offers visitors the opportunity to admire precious works in bronze, gold, jade and terracotta dating from the Bronze Age until the Han era of the 2nd century AD, masterpieces such as the horse of Mianyang and the Jinsha sun from major Chinese institutions and museums, including those of Sanxingdui and Jinsha, of Sichuan, Chengdu and Mianyang.
The Blue River, Yangtze, is the leitmotif of the exhibition, whose course marked the birth of the Shu people, as well as the Tiber was decisive for the city of Rome: to the waterway, source of life, is dedicated the golden installation that invades the central space of the Great Hall, inspired by a Chinese dragon that welcomes visitors.
The exhibition is curated by Wang Fang, archaeologist and deputy director of the Jinsha Museum, promoted by Roma Capitale, Department of Cultural Growth – Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali and by the Ufficio del Patrimonio Culturale della Provincia del Sichuan, sponsored by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Italy, organized by China Museum International with the organizational support of Zètema Progetto Cultura.
The catalogue, published by Gangemi Editore International, provides useful in-depth support to learn more about the themes, works and history of ancient Chinese civilization.
MERCATI DI TRAIANO. Via Quattro Novembre, 94 (the ticket office closes an hour earlier). Admi. Opening hours: every day 9.30 a.m. -7.30p.m. Admission: integrated ticket for non-residents in Rome Mercati di Traiano, Museo dei Fori Imperiali and Full Exhibition €16, reduced €14; integrated ticket for Rome residents Mercati di Traiano, Museo dei Fori Imperiali and full price €14, reduced €12, free for holders of the MIC Card. Information: Tel. 060608.