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China Post to highlight ancient China's admiration of birds
From:China Daily  Writer:Lin Qi  Date:2017-07-21
Titled Phoenix, the set had an imaginary creature that Chinese once ranked at the top of all birds, symbolizing good luck and peace.
 

China Post will issue a set of stamps bearing antique images that show ancient Chinese' admiration for some birds. The set, to be released on July 29, will cost 7.8 yuan ($1.2).


China Post will issue a set of stamps bearing antique images that show ancient Chinese' admiration for some birds. The set, to be released on July 29, will cost 7.8 yuan ($1.2).

China Post will issue a set of stamps bearing antique images that show ancient Chinese' admiration for some birds. The set, to be released on July 29, will cost 7.8 yuan ($1.2).


China Post will issue a set of stamps bearing antique images that show ancient Chinese' admiration for some birds. The set, to be released on July 29, will cost 7.8 yuan ($1.2).
 

China Post will issue a set of stamps bearing antique images that show ancient Chinese' admiration for some birds. The set, to be released on July 29, will cost 7.8 yuan ($1.2).
 

China Post will issue a set of stamps bearing antique images that show ancient Chinese' admiration for some birds. The set, to be released on July 29, will cost 7.8 yuan ($1.2).
 
The objects featured in the stamp set include a jade phoenix of the late Neolithic period, now in the collection of the National Museum of China in Beijing; a ceremonial bird-shaped ware of the Western Zhou Dynasty (c.11th century-771 BC) now housed at Taiyuan's Shanxi Museum; a Persian-style vase with a phoenix-head cover and a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) blue-and-white vase, both from the Palace Museum in Beijing; a gold phoenix ware at Xi'an Museum; and a Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) silk piece featuring the patterns of phoenixes and peonies collected by the Tsinghua University Art Museum.



 
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