A small exhibition interpreting Sanxingdui is being held at the Shenzhen Museum’s ancient art division through Oct. 23. Through the relics on loan from Sanxingdui Museum and Jinsha Museum in Sichuan Province and 3D-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, for 25 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. Photos by Sun Yuchen except otherwise stated
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 July 29.
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 3D-printed bronze sitting figure.
An ivory measuring more than 172.5cm long and dating back to roughly 3,000 years ago. Liu Minxia
A 3D-printed bronze human head. Liu Minxia
A bronze ware that dates back nearly 3,000 years. Liu Minxia
The Vertical-eyed Bronze Mask with protruding cylindrical eyeballs and two bronze masks with almond-shaped protruding eyeballs with a bird-shaped dangling in front of them. Liu Minxia