Years of dreaming of #samarkand... I can't believe I'm finally here!! Dizzyingly lost in a mosaic maze of turquoise domes, glittering lapis tiles, floral motifs & the most intricate script imaginable. I might be the luckiest girl in the world. #alwaysgrateful#silkroad#uzbekistan
This bronze ritual wine cup, called jue （爵 ）in Chinese, was used in Western Zhou dynasty （西周） in the 11th century to serve warm wine during ceremonial occasions.
The two little protuberances at the mouth of cup was designed to give others an indication of the amount of wine left in the cup. Once these protuberances reached the nose brim of the drinker, it meant the cup was empty and the waiting servants had to refill the cup with wine without asking. #ancientvessel#winecup#winevessel#bronzecup#ancientcup#chinahistory#chinaart#metalwork#silkroad#travel#青铜器
Silk Road day 38 : Hello Hong Kong, it's been a while.
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Dunhuang sand dunes and the snow on the Tian Shan mountains in the far end.