Sculpted bronze heads with gilded masks from the Sanxingdui Museum. The sacrificial pits at the Sanxingdui site, accidentally discovered by local brick factory workers in 1986, have yielded thousands of bronze and jade objects, with some of the most fabulous being the masks. PHOTO BY ART YANG, 2004.
The Sanxingdui site is one of the most important bronze-age sites in the Chengdu Plain of Sichuan Province. Archaeological discoveries at the site,