[Sanxingdui "Shangxin"] The newly unearthed golden mask fragment in Sanxingdui is the same as the Jinsha?

Let's take a look!

  Sichuan News Network, Chengdu, March 20 (Reporter Dai Luling) On March 20, the "Archaeological China" major project progress meeting was held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, reporting important archaeological discoveries and research results at the Sanxingdui site in Guanghan, Sichuan.

  The reporter learned from the site of the press conference that archaeologists discovered 6 new "sacrifice pits" of Sanxingdui culture at the Sanxingdui site, and more than 500 important cultural relics such as golden mask fragments, giant bronze masks, bronze sacred trees and ivory have been unearthed.

Six new "sacrifice pits" of the Sanxingdui culture have been discovered, and more than 500 important articles such as golden mask fragments, giant bronze masks, bronze sacred trees and ivory have been unearthed.

  In the new round of archaeological excavations in the Sanxingdui sacrifice area, a larger golden mask was discovered. Although it is a fragment, only half of the mask found so far is very similar to the golden mask unearthed at the Jinsha site.

  Lei Yu, a research librarian at the Sichuan Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, said that future research on the newly unearthed golden masks will further clarify the chronological relationship between the sacrificial pits and the "inheritance" relationship between Sanxingdui and Jinsha sites.

Shang and Zhou Dynasty Golden Mask

  Let’s review the golden masks unearthed at Jinsha Site with reporters!

  In February 2007, the staff were doing the final archaeological finishing work in the sacrificial pit of the Jinsha site, which is now the relics of the museum.

At this time, it has been 6 years since the Jinsha Site was unveiled, and it is only 2 months since the official opening of the museum.

More than 2,000 fine cultural relics unearthed from this site, including Jinsha’s most well-known treasure of the town hall-the sun god bird gold ornaments, have all been put in the cabinet, waiting to see the world.

The archaeologists have not anticipated that a huge surprise is coming....


In the No. 8 Ruins Pit, a relic that was covered in mud and crumpled into a ball, the shape of which has long been indistinguishable, but golden in color, appeared.

When the archaeologists took it out carefully, after preliminary cleaning and extension, a pair of big eyes appeared.

It turns out that this is a golden mask.

  Another national treasure-level cultural relic at the Jinsha site, the big golden mask, came out.

It has a square face, the same width as an adult male's face; it has a flat forehead, prominent eyebrows, big eyes, a high nose, and a wide mouth slightly open. Its expression is solemn and majestic, revealing the air of a king.

  (Picture provided by Jinsha Site Museum)