“Sanxingdui Bronze Stamps” sealed in situ
On September 26, 2012, China Post issued a set of 2 special stamps and a stamp sheetlet entitled “Sanxingdui Bronzes”.The sanxingdui bronze relic selected for the two stamps is a statue with a full-length mask and a kneeling figure on top of a trumpet seat. The bronze relic represented in the stamp sheetlet is a large standing figure.Sanxingdui Site is a Bronze Age site in southwest China, located in Nanxing Town, Guanghan, Sichuan Province.Excavated in 1980, because there are three clumps of loess in the Chengdu plain and named.The Sanxingdui civilization originated from the ancient Shubaudun culture, followed by the Jinsha culture and Cuba, lasting for about 2000 years. It is the representative of the early civilization in the Yangtze River valley of China and the earliest civilization known in China’s credit history.This stamp was sent to me by Mr. Tang Hua, a postmate in Chengdu. I saw that this set of stamps was sold online with guanghan-Sanxingdui date stamp in Sichuan province. I guess there were too many agents at that time, so I could only send it in town.The bronze statue is an exaggerated figure with a height of 2.62 meters. It has big eyes, straight nose, and big ears. It is wearing a crown, front left robe and anklets, which is a rare material for studying the constitution and clothing of shu people.The sacrificial pit dates from the late Shang and early Zhou dynasties, and is regarded as a relic of the shu people’s sacrifice to the gods and goddesses of heaven, earth, mountains and rivers.