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Iconic treasures from museums across China

By chinadaily.com.cn

There are numerous treasures in museums across China. Each museum has its top treasure. Here we list a few of the most precious pieces among China's museums.

Iconic treasures from museums across China

Square Zun with Four Sheep in the National Museum of China. Used for rituals in late Shang Dynasty (between 11th-17th centuries BC), it was excavated from a hillside in Hunan province in 1938. It is renowned as the best example of bronze-making in Chinese history. (Photo / CFP)

Iconic treasures from museums across China

Simuwu Quadrate Vessel in the National Museum of China. It's the largest and heaviest bronze vessel found to date and is honored as a national treasure. (Photo / CFP)

Iconic treasures from museums across China

Along the River During Qingming Festival (Qingming Shanghe Tu) in the Palace Museum. As one of China's top 10 paintings, it is the only masterpiece of Zhang Zeduan, painter during the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), and it is listed as a national treasure. (Photo / zhongguociwang.cn)

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