|calendar>>October 14. 2013 Juche 102|
Historical Relics Exhibition in DPRK
| Pyongyang, October 14 (KCNA) -- An exhibition of historical relics goes on at the Korean Central History Museum, starting on September 7.
On display there are more than 70 pieces of relics, dating back to the Koryo Kingdom (918-1392) and the Feudal Joson Dynasty (1392-1910), of hundreds of pieces donated by DPRK citizens.
What catch visitors' eyes are a celadon vase incised with peony pattern, believed to belong to the 12th-13th centuries, and many other relics, which give a glimpse of wisdom and talents of the Korean nation.
Among them are a square seven-storied stone pagoda and a nine-sided bronze statue of Merciful Goddess, displayed for the first time. They enjoy great popularity for their national value.
In this regard KCNA met Ri Sang Ryol, a researcher of the Korean Central History Museum.
The square seven-storied stone pagoda is considered as the most elaborate one of the historical relics at the museum.
Most of the pagodas in Korea are displayed at temples. But this one is small like a Buddhist statue, so it can be displayed at any place for Buddhist rite.
The stone pagoda consists of four lions supporting four pillars and seven stories, each with Shakyamuni incised on its four sides.
At the museum there are a lot of Buddhist statues, but it is hard to see such big Buddhist statue as the nine-sided bronze statue of Merciful Goddess.
The exhibits show the excellent plastic art and sculpture technique of the Korean nation.
A celadon bowl with peony patterns in relief (11th century), a black-and-white drawing of peony, bamboo and orchid dating back to the Feudal Joson Dynasty and other relics prove the high technique of creating bronze and stone works and paintings.
The exhibition shows the DPRK people's high patriotism to glorify the excellent culture and tradition of the nation and carry into practice the government policy of protecting the nation's cultural heritage.
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