|Carvings of Five Auspicious Things|
On the right side of the "Hsi Hsia Message of Praise" are carvings of five auspicious things: a yellow dragon, a white deer, sweet dew, fine rice sprigs, and trees with interlocking branches. Each object is labeled with a clerical-style inscription.
|Eco-Photo of the Paradise Fish (Macropodus opercularis) 蓋斑鬥魚|
The paradise fish prefers to inhabit ditches, ponds, and rice fields. It feeds on plankton and larvae, and can therefore effectively control mosquito larvae .....
|Best Wishes to Your Family (He Jia Huan Le)|
This is a piece of decorative painting used on doors. The background of the painting is based on the patterns of xi (double happiness) and zi sun wan dai (endless generations of offspring). There are three children in the painting. The middle one spreads out a scroll with both hands, .....
|The Battleship "Caesar Bireme"|
A typical Roman fighting ship from around the year 30AD, the Caesar Bireme exhibits the mixture of Greek and Egyptian influences on roman vessels of the period, most notably the eyes on the bow and the deadly battering ram that could slice an enemy ship in two. .....
|Two Gilt Gold Pocket Watches with Painted Enamelware|
In the middle of the 18th century, the center for the production of pocket watches was in London. ......
|Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History|
After World War II, Professor Genkei Masamune of Taihoku Imperial University returned to Japan. The Orchidaceae specimens he took back became a part of the botanical collection in Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History......
|White Cheongsam (白色旗袍)|
The cheongsam was made in the fashion of women’s long robes worn by the Manchu Banner people in the Qing Dynasty.
|The Battleship "Royal William"|
This ship was originally constructed in 1670 of timbers collected in winter and dried with fire in such a way that they could not be split by ordinary tools. In 1728 the Royal William took part in a sea battle near the harbour of Quebec on the St. Lawrence River , acting as escort and delivering medical supplies. She was finally sapped in 1813.
|Nine-Piece Celestial Chess (九子仙棋)|
In Chinese language, the terms bo and yi are often associated. Bo refers to gambling and games involving odds. .....
Function/Purpose:Used in observing direction and position.(Written by YEN, JIN-SHENG)