2018.12.18 - 2019.03.17
Chengdu Jinsha Site Museum
The exhibition Forces of Nature: Ancient Maya Arts from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will kick off at Chengdu Jinsha Site Museum on December 18, 2018. It is jointly hosted by the Chengdu Jinsha Site Museum, Hubei Provincial Museum, and Shenzhen Museum in China and Los Angeles County Museum of Art in the USA.
Showcasing 214 artifacts from the ancient Americas, Forces of Nature is a singular exhibition for visitors in Chengdu, interpreting the ancient Mayan's world outlook, religious beliefs, royal power, art, society and life, etc. Most of the exhibits are on display for the first time in China.
The exhibition focuses on the Mesoamerican history in nearly two millennia, from the Olmecs to the contemporary Maya.
Part of the exhibits:
Ceramic with post-fire pigment
Northern Guatemala or Southeastern Mexico, Maya, 300-600
Tools and Equipment; containers
Eccentric Flint in Form of an Open Mouth
Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, or Mexico, Maya, 600-900
Tools and Equipment; flints
Tripod Plate with Supernatural Birds
Mexico, Campeche or Yucatán, Maya, 550-700