Sanxingdui relics dazzle the city

Writer: Sun Yuchen, Cao Zhen  |  Editor: Song Yingwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily   |  Updated: 2022-08-03

A small exhibition interpreting Sanxingdui opened at the Shenzhen Museum’s ancient art division last Friday. Through the relics on loan from Sanxingdui Museum and Jinsha Museum in Sichuan Province and3D-printed replicas of Sanxingdui’s star items, the exhibition replicates a sacrificial scene based on archaeologist Tang Jigen’s research.

Tang, a professor of Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, has led the excavation and research in Yinxu, the last capital of the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 B.C.) in modern Anyang, Henan Province, for25 years. With his expertise in the Shang Dynasty civilization and observation of the Sanxingdui relics, Tang strives to approach the most likely historical truth about sacrifices in Shu Kingdom.

A bronze mask with almond-shaped eyeballs.  

A bronze mask. 

Visitors admire replicas of the Vertical-eyed Bronze Mask with protruding cylindrical eyeballs, two bronze masks with almond-shaped protruding eyeballs and two bronze human heads at the Shenzhen Museum's ancient art division July29. 

Visitors admire the replica of the Bronze Standing Figure. 

Replicas of small bronze figures in various postures. 

Visitors admire the replica of the Bronze Sacred Tree. 

A bronze sitting figure.