VIRTUAL COLLECTION OF ASIAN MASTERPIECES

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26 October 2016
National Museum of Mongolia - Ancient States

 

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Ancient States

The archaeological artifacts here relate to the history and culture of the political entities that were establishd from the 3rd century BC to 12th century AD onwards. The first powerful empire was established by the Hunnu (3rd century BC - 1st century AD). After the Hunnu Empire, there were several other nomadic tribes in quick succession. Furthermore, you will see collections of Turkic, Uyghur and Kidan(Khitan) states.

 

Fire-making tool

This wooden piece was used for fire-making and is another of the 1924 findings in the Hunnu tomb at the Noyon Mountain site by the expedition team of P.K Kozlov. Once wooden stick is twisted or rubbed against another piece of wood. This motion generates heat and kindles dry materials (tinder) placed where the tow objects touch. This method is used all over the world. The tool was placed in the tomb for symbolic use in the afterlife.

 
 
 

 

 

Felt Carpet from the Hunnu Empire

National Treasure / Hunnu period 3rd century BCE-1st century CE

The carpet is a unique example of ancient nomadi art. In its original form the carpet was covered with red silk and fringed with dark brown silk. The red portion is embroidered with geometric designs and nine tree images. Between these trees, 18 animals are depicted, fighting in pairs. The animal figures were cut separately and sewn onto the carpet with woolen threads The figures include bulls, deer, fantastic tiger-like animals with manes, and a bird-like creature.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Sun above a Cresent Moon

This is a symbol of Hunnu Empire

 

 

Golden Crown

National Treasure / Turkic Period, 7th century CE

Width:25.7cm; height 9.8cm; weight:81g

Khoshoo Tsaidam, Khashaat sum, Arkhangai aimag,2001

The golden crown and these gold flower ornaments are some of many important objects recovered from the Bilge Khan monumental grave complex, which was restored in 2001 with financial support from the Turkish International Cooperation Agency (TICA).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stone Statue Head

Turkic period, 6th-8th CE

Marble replica

40cm x 19cm x 21.5 cm

Khashaat sum, Arkhangai aimag

 

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|  17-Early 20th Century Mongolia  |  Socialist Mongolia 1921-1900 |  Democratic Mongolia 1990-  


 

 

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