These Ancient Chinese Sex Toys Are the World’s Kinkiest Treasures
The Han Dynasty was a very sexy time
2,000-year-old artifacts found in tombs of ancient Chinese royals are said to be world’s oldest SEX TOYS
The extraordinary bronze pleasure devices have never been on public display before but feature in an exhibition called Tomb Treasures at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Two 2,000-year-old artifacts found in the tombs of ancient Chinese aristocracy are believed to be the world’s oldest SEX TOYS .
Rare pictures of the bronze pleasure devices have been released amid speculation they could have belonged to Chinese royals.
One of them even has a metal ring attached to it.
The extraordinary items have never been on public display but will feature at an upcoming exhibition called Tomb Treasures at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco in the USA, running from February 17 to May 28.
Curator Zhang Fan said the two artifacts “could be worn and used” – and that they both illustrated an “almost modern appreciation for the body’s needs and wants”.
They are both believed to date back to China’s Han Dynasty (206 BC–220 AD) and were discovered buried in the modern day Yizheng Jiangsu Province, near Shanghai.
The bronze pleasure devices are about to go on public display for the first time (Photo: AsiaWire /Yizheng Museum)
They were originally dug up by archaeologists between 2009 and 2012 from a tomb belonging to a regional King in the Han Dynasty.
One is being kept at the Yizheng Museum – which is yet to put them on public display.
A spokesman for the museum told MailOnline that it had been found inside the tomb of an aristocrat in the West Han Dynasty (206 BC–8 AD) – while the other apparently belonged to a Chinese imperial family.
Another was found inside an ancient tomb in the Xuyi County in western Jiangsu and is being kept at the Nanjing Museum, the capital of Jiangsu Province.
According to China News the owner of the tomb was Liu Fei (169BC-127BC), the first king of Jiangdu and half-brother of the Emperor Wu of Han, who ruled from 141BC to 97BC.
The San Francisco exhibition, called ‘Tomb Treasures’, will display more than 160 artifacts from the Han Dynasty.
The MailOnline says that – as well as private objects associated with sex and pleasure – they will include luxurious daily life ornaments, worship items, a large silver basin for taking baths, a working stone latrine with an armrest and an elaborate ceramic urinal.