Sichuan Sanxingdui bronze mask made its debut on CCTV Spring Festival Gala

2022-05-08 0 By

A bronze mask unearthed from sanxingdui ruins is unveiled at the Spring Festival Gala held by the China Media Group on Jan. 31, the eve of the Lunar New Year.This bronze mask is 131cm wide, 71cm high, 66cm deep and weighs 131kg. It has a history of more than 3,000 years and is the most complete, largest and best-preserved large-scale bronze mask unearthed at Sanxingdui Site.Its wide forehead, exaggerated face, eyebrows, eyes, nose, lips, ears and other smooth lines, sharp edges.Bronze mask is the most characteristic of sanxingdui culture, which should be placed in the temple for people to worship.The bronze mask was planted in the No.3 Sacrificial Pit of Sanxingdui on June 23, 2021.Mask after extraction, bump the casting process of large bronze masks were analysed, its production points first cast molding, by the face, facial, cheeks, eyes, ears and other parts at the back of the casting, respectively welded together again as a body, the perfect combination of technology and art, which is both bronze and ancient shu people unique expression of the spirit world.Cultural security personnel also found silk textile residues of warp and weft tissue in the right eyebrow, right eye ball and right corner of the eye.The combination of silk and mask with the function of “communicating with heaven and god” reveals the meaning of sacred sacrifice.The year 2021 marks the centenary of the birth of modern archaeology in China, and the archaeological excavation of Sanxingdui Site has also achieved fruitful results.Archaeologists have discovered six new sacrificial pits near the original no.1 and no.2 sacrificial pits at Sanxingdui Site.Approved by the state administration of cultural heritage, in October 2020, the sanxingdui sacrificial area six sacrificial pit excavation work in full swing, the archaeological institute of sichuan province and Beijing university, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences archaeological research institute, sichuan university, Shanghai university and other units joint team, involved in the research of domestic scientific research institutions, universities, reach 39,It is rare to gather hundreds of scientific researchers and more than 20 disciplines to carry out in-depth and continuous research on an archaeological site at home and abroad, forming the “Sanxingdui model” that integrates archaeological excavation, on-site timely protection, systematic scientific research and open restoration and display of cultural relics.What is impressive is that the multi-functional scientific excavation and research system represented by the “archaeology cabin” has laid a solid foundation for fine archaeology, laboratory archaeology and emergency protection.Environmental archaeology, scientific and technological dating, DNA determination, material analysis, bronze-ware research and metallurgical archaeology have been promoted simultaneously. As the “century-old archaeology” continues to build on past achievements and open up the future, it shows the leap forward of China’s archaeological concepts and techniques in the new period, which is an active exploration of archaeology with “Chinese characteristics, Chinese style and Chinese style”.By the end of 2021, sanxingdui’s six sacrificial pits had unearthed more than 10,000 numbered cultural relics, including gold masks, top statues, blue statues, large masks, altar models, kneeling bronze figures, and more than 500 ivory tusks.Many cultural relics such as bronze zun, copper base, jade zhang and jade cong show the close connection between Shu and the central Plains and the culture of the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, and demonstrate the historical development process of “multiple integration” of Chinese civilization, which is of great significance for further constructing the Chinese culture identification system and forming a strong sense of community of the Chinese nation.Statement: The copyright of this article belongs to the original author, if there is a wrong source or infringement of your legitimate rights and interests, you can contact us through email, we will promptly deal with.Email address: