Kuwaiti minister gifts Chinese museum precious artifact

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

Kuwait’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al ­Ahmad Al ­Sabah 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.

Kuwait’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah has given China’s Poly Art Museum a rare antique out of his own personal collection.