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Kuwaiti minister gifts Chinese museum precious artifact
December 20, 2018, 8:35 am

Kuwait's First Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al­Ahmad Al­Sabah has given China's Poly Art Museum a rare antique out of his own personal collection.

The Chinese museum received the exquisite object, which is believed to date back to a turbulent era in Chinese history, circa 422 to 771 BC, amid a lavish ceremony on Wednesday, read a statement by the Kuwaiti embassy in Beijing.

The antique, which belongs to His Highness the Kuwaiti Amir's envoy, resembles a phoenix, which in Chinese mythology is a sacred bird that symbolizes resurrection, the statement revealed. Meanwhile, it emphasized "recent progress" in Kuwait's ties with the world's most populous nation.

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