An extremely rare copy of a work by fourth century Chinese calligraphy legend Wang Xizhi has been unearthed in Japan, the first such discovery in four decades, Tokyo National Museum said Tuesday.
A picture released from Tokyo National Museum on January 8, 2013 shows a copy of a work by fourth century Chinese calligraphy legend Wang Xizhi. The museum said the copy, unearthed in Japan, is the first such discovery in four decades.
No original works survive, despite their having been treasured by Chinese emperors throughout history for their contribution to the development of the delicate art form.
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