A Bronze Creature Relic From Sanxingdui to be on Display For The First Time
author: GoChengdu 2022-05-21

The special exhibition of Ba-Shu bronze civilization-From Same Origin For Shared Growth will be on display at Yibin City Museum on May 18 and will last till August 17 this year, with some newly unearthed bronze artifacts from Sanxingdui Ruins site to be showcased. In addition, a bronze mythical creature previously unearthed from pit 3 of the Sanxingdui Ruins site will also be on public display for the first time.



This exhibition brings together for the first time more than 130 pieces (sets) of cultural relics from over 20 museums in Sichuan province and Chongqing municipality, with the theme of bronze civilization of Ba-Shu culture during the Shang and Zhou dynasties (c.16th century - 256 BC). The exhibits are mainly bronzes, supplemented by stone tools, gold tools, jade tools and other related fine artifacts. Among them, there are 4 pieces of newly excavated cultural relics from the Sanxingdui Ruins site in 2021, two of which are for the first time for public display.



The bronze mythical creature excavated at the bottom of the 3 pit of the sacrificial area of the Sanxingdui Ruins site, is 28.5 cm Long, 26.4 cm high, and 23 cm wide. The whole artifact is the image of the beast with its head up and limbs crouching on the ground, with its hind limbs, both ears, tail and other parts mutilated.




Edited by Lei Lei