Shaanxi History Museum in Xi'an, China had many ancient artifacts due to the fact that it lies in the cradle of Chinese Yellow River civilization.
My favorites there were not very flashy. I liked a shallow basin very much, for the unusual shape, the beautiful interplay of the green bronze and the red rust, and above all, the fine inscription in the middle of the basin - eight characters in the ancient style and hardly legible for a person like me without special training.
My second favorite was one bronze flask (right), for its peculiar shape, the intricate bands of decorations on the belly, the ornate handle, and the top in the shape of a bird's head.
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