120 bronzes recreate the mysterious ancient Dian Kingdom
The Bronze Tiger Tiger case of the Warring States Period at the Yunnan Bronze Culture Exhibition attracted visitors to stop and watch. (Photo by Chief Interviewer Li Ming Intern Xu Nan)
The newspaper (Reporter Wen Yan) The three-month "Bronze Casting of Dian Soul-Yunnan Bronze Culture Exhibition of Yunnan" was launched on June 26 at the Museum of the Emperor Qin Shi Emperor's Mausoleum. This exhibition is the first original exhibition with the theme of Dian culture organized by the academy. It will lead the audience to find the mysterious cultural connotation of Dian country, explore its historical mystery, and appreciate the colorful cultural features of the Chinese nation.
"Different from the stylized and symbolic bronze worship of the Central Plains in Shang and Zhou Dynasty, the Dian people, on the basis of fully absorbing the essence of various cultures, use realist methods and ingenious smelting techniques to cast various forms of social life. Bronze art masterpieces are rare and irreproducible cases in the history of bronze art in the world. "It is reported that this exhibition brings together 120 pieces (groups) of Yunnan national bronzes relics from the Yunnan Provincial Museum and Yunnan Lijiashan Bronze Museum. The exhibition focuses on the birth, development, and final end of the bronze culture of the Dian Kingdom from four aspects, including the “retrospection of the ancient country,” “the history of bronze casting,” “the lost kingdom,” and “opening the borders”.
The shell container is a bronze container used to store sea shells. It is a unique product of the bronze culture of the country of Yunnan and a symbol of the status and status of the Hou nobility of the King of Yunnan. In this exhibition, there are copper storages for Jitian sacrifice scenes, copper storages for stacked drum-shaped hunting scenes, and four burdock gold knight storages. Among them, a stacked drum-shaped copper shell for hunting scenes is made by welding two drums on top and bottom, and a three-dimensional hunting scene is cast on the lid of the drum. Both drum bodies are covered with shaded lines. Among the cultural relics of the Dian Kingdom unearthed today, this is the only drum-shaped shell-shaped container representing hunting scenes, which provides new evidence for Dian's foreign cultural exchange.
In addition to the shell container, the bronze cultural relics such as the Peacock Lid Brass Jug, the Double Gold Dancing Copper Buckle, the Three Beast Copper Boxes, the Etched Agate Beads, and the Glass Beads are very interesting and dynamic. Visitors stopped by. The peacock cap lifts a copper peacock with an open screen on the top. It has a straight mouth, slightly inward restraint, a bulging belly, and left and right symmetrical double rings on the shoulders, which are connected to the dragon-shaped lift beam. The two dancers wear the same costumes on the bronze double buckle of 鎏 Golden Double Dance. They have a small stripe behind their heads, high nose and deep eyes. Hold the disc with both hands, dancing and singing. Judging from the image characteristics and costumes of the two dancers, they should be foreign visitors. Some scholars believe that they are "Sai people" in the northern grassland nomads.