From the Pre-Qin to the Qin and Han periods, various regions in the southwest entered the Bronze Age successively, giving birth to a brilliant ancient bronze civilization that shines like stars. This left a rich and colorful mark in the history of ancient Chinese civilization. This special exhibition at Jinsha Site Museum in Chengdu, Sichuan province, showcases a wide range of artifacts, including bronze ware, gold ware, jade ware, and seashells. It is so far the largest exhibition of the bronze civilization in Southwest China, with 294 pieces/sets of artifacts from 32 museums and cultural institutes. Among them, there are over a hundred first-grade cultural relics, and 88 pieces/sets of cultural relics are being displayed outside their original location for the first time.
In particular, there are three bronze spears with “Chengdu (成都)” inscriptions. The name has been used to refer to the center of the southwest region, which is the capital of Sichuan province today.
This exhibition is through August 27, 2023.
Update: Due to popular demand, this exhibition has been extended to October 15, 2023.
Source: Jinsha Site Museum. Our correspondent and photographer Xu Jia also contributed to this post.