Chinese authorities have claimed that a 1,000-year-old Buddha statue owned by a Dutch private collector is in fact a stolen relic from southeast China’s Fujian province.
The Buddha(佛像) was earlier on display(展览) in Hungarian Natural History Museum in late February, it was widely reported that the statue(塑像) contained(包含) the mummified remains of a monk.
Sharp-eyed people in Fujian’s Yangchun Village noticed that the Buddha in the media reports had so much similarity(相似) to the statue that used to be housed in the village temple but got stolen(被盗) in 1995.
The local Cultural Relic Bureau immediately dispatched experts to the village to investigate the matter. Experts found a large number of photos, relics(文物) and historical records suggesting the mummy was a former ancestor of the local clan(祖师）.
The statue was scheduled to(原计划) be on display until May 17, but was pulled from the exhibition last Friday. According to the museum, the Dutch owner withdrew(撤回) the statue without giving any reason.
Authorities have not said what steps may be taken next.
重点词汇 Key Word:
展览 zhǎn lǎn
put on display/exhibit/ show/exhibition
A piece of clothes is displaying in the shop.
She exhibited her paintings at our school.
This show is on view for a week.
- 花卉展览 flower show
- 美术展览 art exhibition
相关词汇 Related Words:
佛教宗派 Buddhist School
佛教仪式 Buddhist Ceremony
颂经 Sutra Chanting
香炉 Incense burner
上香 To offer incense to Buddha
做功德 To make contribution to
佛像 Buddha statue