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Chongqing Museum

chongqing museumChongqing Museum has over 40 exhibiting halls with about 100,000 pieces of relics, which spans over 3000 years history from the ancient Kingdom of Ba and the near-mythical Three Kingdoms Period to World War Two and the Chinese Revolution.

These antiquities mainly include bronze wares, pottery, paintings, porcelain, sculptures, etc, of which relics of Ba-Shu culture, painting of various dynasties, terra-cotta and sculpture of the Han dynasty and pottery and porcelain are most famous.

In the relics of the Ba-Shu culture section, Ba-Shu bronze weapons are most noticeable. Terra cottas and sculptures of the Han Dynasty reflect the social life of the dynasty with their vivid appearances and designs. Various pottery figures, including storytellers, singers and dancers, musicians, and cooks are meticulously carved with lifelike expressions and the surface carving of picture bricks and stones describe incisively people's yearning for a happy life.

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