25 juin 2021

Human-like head, Shang dynasty, ca. 16th - 11th BCE

Human-like head. Excavated in Sanxingdui, Guanghan county, Sichuan Province, in 1986, Shang dynasty, ca. 16th - 11th BCE. Bronze, height 39.3 cm, National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing. © The Israel Museum Detail: One of the eyes. Human-like head, Shang dynasty, ca. 16th - 11th BCE, National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing. © The Israel Museum In 1986, a sizable group of larger-than-life bronze figures and heads, some covered with gold, along with many jades and elephant tusks, were unearthed in sacrificial... [Lire la suite]
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04 février 2016

Human-like head, Shang dynasty, ca. 16th - 11th BCE

Human-like head, Shang dynasty, ca. 16th - 11th BCE. Excavated in Sanxingdui, Guanghan county, Sichuan Province, in 1986. Bronze, height 39.3 cm. National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing In 1986, a sizable group of larger-than-life bronze figures and heads, some covered with gold, along with many jades and elephant tusks, were unearthed in sacrificial pits in Sanxingdui, in Sichuan province. No signs of human sacrifice were found. This discovery shed new light on the geographic range of bronze culture,... [Lire la suite]
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