Terracotta Figure: Huh?

  If you want to use an expression to describe the bronze galloping horse doll you just saw, the terracotta face is very suitable.

This cultural relic was unearthed at the Chaijiaping site in Maiji District, Tianshui City, Gansu Province. It belongs to the Shilingxia type of the Yangshao Culture (about 5,200 years ago). It is now collected in the Gansu Provincial Museum together with the bronze galloping horse.

  This red pottery face with high cheekbones and a half-open mouth seems to be smiling, and seems to be talking about something, showing a surprised look, people can make a sound when they see this cultural relic: "Ah, That's it?"

Ya Chou Yue: You look so good when you smile

  Unearthed in 1965 in Qingzhou, Shandong, Ya Chou Yue is now in the Shandong Museum.

The body of this Shang Dynasty bronze ware is open-carved with a human face pattern, with round eyes, raised corners of the mouth, and exposed teeth that look like bricks.

  There is a "ugly" in the name of this cultural relic, because the two characters "Asian Chou" are symmetrically inscribed on both sides of the mouth, so it is named "Asian Chou Yue".

The tomahawk itself is a killing weapon, but it gradually evolved into a symbol of power and status.

The Asian Chou Yue was originally a symbol of majesty and authority in the ancients, but today people see it as a super cute emoji pack with a sense of happiness.

Painted pottery neck figurines: as if wronged

  Some were laughing, some were crying.

Different from the happy Asian Chou Tomahawk, the painted pottery figurines with their heads shrunk to one side, their facial features wrinkled to the center, two lines of tears-like cracks next to the bridge of the nose, together with the twisted eyebrows and pouting. The mouth of the nose, this pottery figurine seems to be wronged by the sky, which makes people feel inexplicably distressed.

  This cultural relic is hidden in the Shaanxi History Museum. It is a haiku figurine in the Sui and Tang Dynasties.

Li You's "Ping An Guan Fu" wrote: "Song and dance haiku is excellent, even laughter can play".

A haiyu is generally a performer of ancient burlesque, entertaining the audience with amusing words and actions.

Why does this figurine make an aggrieved expression?

Some speculate that his facial expression may be a moment in his performance, but to amuse the audience.

Pottery figurines: "Bashi Deban"

  Also as a haiku pottery statue, the pottery haiku figurine displayed in the Chengdu Museum shows another emotion: the pottery figurine with a big belly is sitting on a round cushion, wearing a scarf hat, pants and bare feet.

The upper body is bare, the shoulders are shrugged, the left hand is holding the drum, the right hand is clenched, and the drum is like a hammer.

He kicked with his right foot, curled his left foot, and laughed on his back. His exaggerated facial expressions and posture were hilarious.

  Different from the Shaanxi painted pottery neck figurines, the facial expressions of this pottery haiku figurine are blooming outwards, full of smiles, as if to praise "Ba Shi De Ban" in Sichuan dialect.

  It is worth mentioning that there are two national first-class cultural relics in the Eastern Han Dynasty rap figurines: the drum-beating rap figurines unearthed in Tianhui Mountain in Chengdu in 1957 and now in the National Museum of China; Rap-style figurines, and now in the exhibition hall of the Sichuan Museum, the Longmen Array continues to be placed with the audience.

Their smiling faces convey the optimism of the Bashu people.

Sanxingdui Pottery Pig: Angry Pig

  In addition to the facial expressions of people, the interesting cultural relics also make people smile like animals like bronze galloping horses.

Long before Ma Ta Feiyan became popular, the staff of Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum once posted a "highly poisonous" horse head on Weibo. It looks like a "player" who is off the rein, and his expression is comparable to that of a bronze galloping horse.

  Sanxingdui has brought many surprises to people. In addition to the happy horse head, there is also a pottery pig with a very special shape.

Pottery pigs have flanking eyes, a large, asymmetrical nose, and a "Angry Birds" face.

Of course, this is not a bird's journey through the journey. In archaeological excavations, artifacts with the image of pigs have long been discovered. As a common livestock, it is not surprising that "pigs" are buried as clay sculptures.

  Cover reporter Zeng Jie and intern Lin Xiao

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