Autumn Special Exhibit

September 3 - December 11

The Birth of Ancient China
From Neolithic Times to the Han Dynasty

This exhibit brings together works from the Miho Museum collection that were produced in China between Neolithic times and the Han dynasty. An overview essay in English introduces the major historical developments from prehistoric to ancient China as revealed by archaeological and other research. The items on display are arranged as much as possible in chronological order. Although the scale of this exhibit is small, the defining features of works as they changed according to the period they were made give us glimpses of the vast sweep of events leading to the birth of ancient China.

Information

Exhibition Term
September 3, 2022 - December 11, 2022
Open Hours
10:00 am to 5:00 pm (last entry: 4:00 pm)
Closed Days
Every Monday (or next business day if Monday is a national holiday)
Admission Fees
[Adults] 1,300 yen [High school/university students] 1,000 yen [Elementary/junior high school students] Free
Venue
South Wing

Exhibition Highlights

Two-Handled Jar
Majiayao culture, Majiayao phase, ca. 3100–2700 B.C.

Stem Cup
Late Dawenkou culture, ca. 3000–2600 B.C.

Plaque
Erlitou culture, ca. 1700–1500 B.C.

Wine Vessel (Zun) in the Form of a Buffalo
Southern regional Bronze Age culture, ca. 1200–1000 B.C.

Wine Vessel (You)
Late Shang period, ca. 1200–1000 B.C.

Bell (Bo)
Early Eastern Zhou period, 700–600 B.C.

Censer in the Shape of a Tortoise
Early Western Han period, ca. 202–100 B.C.

Horse and Rider
Early Western Han period, ca. 202–100 B.C.

Exhibition Galleries

Entrance Information Part 1: Stone Age Part 3: Iron Age Part 2: Bronze Age
South Wing

Summer/Autumn Special Exhibit 2022

The Birth of Ancient China:

From Neolithic Times to the Han Dynasty

North Wing

Exhibits

South Wing

Summer/Autumn Special Exhibit 2022

The Birth of Ancient China:
From Neolithic Times to the Han Dynasty

Part 1: Stone Age
Part 2: Bronze Age
Part 3: Iron Age