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The birth of myth marks the transition from memory to History, and the mystery of its genesis is linked to the development of human consciousness.

This exhibition focuses on the mythological and ritual elements in Oriental sculpture through the analysis of a group of very ancient works. For instance, one can see the transition from the cult of the Mother Goddess to the formation of a more complex religion in some terracotta artifacts dating from the 2nd c. BC; and some Chinese wood and terracotta figures dating from the 4th-3rd c. BC can be interpreted as an archaic example of the cult of ancestors, one of the foundations of Chinese culture.

Introduction by Renzo Freschi

© Renzo Freschi
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Male Head

God Indra


Two Donors

Pot Detail
Monkey Trainer
Buddha Head

Man and Women

© Renzo Freschi

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