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One hundred new treasures at Potala Palace on display for first time
By:China Tibet Online
update:September 18,2016
Sept. 18, 2016 -- On September 13th, the “Exhibition of Potala Palace Treasures” was open to the public for the first time at the Treasure Pavilion inside the Potala Palace, and people could finally feast their eyes on these priceless treasures.
 
Palbar Chungtak, the Associate Researcher at the Management Office of the Potala Palace, said the organizers chose 105 pieces of antiques from among the tens of thousands of treasures in the palace to show to the public. Most of the Thangka art, sculptures, ceremonial items, ceramics, and jade pieces are national level one treasures.
 
The Thangka art selected for the exhibition include premier creations from the Nepal, Qigang, Miantang, Qinze, and other schools of art. The Tibetan Buddhism sculptures displayed include treasures from India, Kashmir, and inland China.
 
In addition to rare antiques, the Treasure Pavilion also exhibits cultural creations from the Management Office of the Potala Palace, the Management Office of NorbulinkaPark, the Museum of Tibet, the Main Cultural Artifacts Store of Tibet, as well as gifts of cultural creation from Beijing’s Forbidden Palace Museum.
 
Visiting tourists said they were very impressed after seeing the giant Thangka art and gorgeous golden sculptures, and they were also able to experience the rich history of Tibet.
 
According to reports, the exhibition has three sections: “Ink Paintings: An Encyclopedia of Art Techniques;” “Heavenly Art: A Treasure Trove of Sculptures and Ceremonial Artifacts;” and “Conversations in Ceramics: A Witness to History.”
 
As the “Exhibition of Potala Palace Treasures” opens, the Treasure Pavilion inside Potala Palace has also reopened to the public as well. This exhibition will continue through the beginning of next month.
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