Rare pictures have been released showing the ancient sex toys that once belonged to the Chinese royals and aristocrats. The two pleasure devices, both made of bronze, date back more than 2,000 years to China's Han Dynasty (206 BC–220 AD). They were discovered in the modern-day Jiangsu Province near Shanghai inside the ancient tombs belonging to the rich and powerful.
One of the two artefacts, which has a metal ring attach to it, was discovered in the Yizheng city in western Jiangsu.
It was unearthed by archaeologists in 2012 and has since been kept at the Yizheng Museum.
It is not shown to the public. The other sex toy apparently belonged to a Chinese imperial family. The artefact, which has a flat base, was found inside an ancient tomb in the Xuyi County in western Jiangsu in 2009. It has been kept at the Nanjing Museum, the capital of Jiangsu Province.