Lost Summer Palace bronze panel returned

2024-01-11 Editor : Ji Xiang ECNS App Download

A long-lost bronze relic from the Summer Palace in Beijing has been returned from overseas and was transferred back to its home on Wednesday. 

The bronze latticed panel from the Baoyun Ge ("a pavilion of treasured clouds") in the Summer Palace was 1.05 meters long by 19.8 centimeters wide. It was lost in the early 20th century and returned by three contributors. 

Built in 1755 beside Foxiang Ge ("tower of Buddhist incense") — the landmark and the highest building in the Summer Palace — Baoyun Ge on the Hill of Longevity is the only surviving Qing imperial architecture entirely built in bronze. About 207 metric tons of bronze was used for its construction. 

(Reported by Xu Jing; Edited by Wang Xiaoting)



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