Film of several major successes scored by archaeologists in the People's Republic of China in recent years was received by Visnews on September 23.
MCU Cow-shaped wine vessel revolving round to show detail.
CU Lid of wine vessel opened and closed by hand.
CU Cows head showing spout of vessel.
CU body showing engraving ZOOM out to MV vessel.
MV People looking.
CU Zoom out to MV Pottery of acrobats.
CU Two Chinese girls looking at figures.
CU Individual figures 6 shots.
MV Chinese men looking.
MCU Man playing chimes.
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Background: Film of several major successes scored by archaeologists in the People's Republic of China in recent years was received by Visnews on September 23. Among the many relics filmed were examples of bronze, stone and pottery work dating from the Western Chou dynasty, about 2,7000 years ago. They are still in excellent condition and 25 pieces of musical chimes that still sound loud and clear reflect the remarkable skill of the ancient Chinese.
The film is accompanied by a sound track of Chinese melodies, the tune played on the musical chime is particularly delightful.
SYNOPSIS: Archaeologists in the People's Republic great successes. This cow-shaped wine vessel of bronze casted about 2,700 years ago during the Western Chou dynasty was found in Chishan country, Shensi province. It shows the exquisiteness of plot and the remarkable foundry skill of the ancient Chinese.
The bronze works of this period inspired much of the pottery in more recent dynasties. Much Caw work is decorated with basic ornament.
Among the most beautiful finds was a set of pottery figurines. These figures of acrobats were made during the third century BC. They were unearthed in Tsinan in 1969. The figures were among the most popular exhibits. They reflect the highly developed acrobatic skill of that period, serving also as a historical document. Etched out in minute detail, the romantic style in clay-modelling adds to their attractiveness.
The first pottery arrive in appreciable quantities belong to the Han dynasty, as this one. Most of it was excavated from graves.
Among the most attractive exhibits were 25 pieces of stone ching-musical chimes, with painted designs. Dating back to the State of Chu around the fourth century BC, the chimes were unearthed in Chiangling country in Hupeh province. The stone chimes are still loud and clear.