Later, the Museum of Archaeology Li Tianyuan, home to do research, identified the age of the taotie bronze drum, and make sure it is the only world-surface taotie bronze drum side. Experts say, as percussion instruments, drums, at least in the Shang Dynasty had already appeared, only two existing world of the Shang Dynasty bronze drum, this one’s longer, there is a Shang Dynasty “double bird taotie bronze drum “‘s Chongyang found, late, liberation lost to Japan, now settled in Kyoto Izumiya Bogut Museum. The combination of sacrificial bronze took the ding as the core in the Western Zhou. Archaeological experts is still the excavation site conducted a number of investigation and the scope of 7000 square meters of drilling, found no traces of ancient ruins and ancient tombs. After years of research, experts opened the mystery of the surface taotie bronze drum. According to ancient legend, the dragon son of its five sub-called gluttonous, a ferocious and cruel ancient Warcraft, eating a big appetite.
Gluttonous powerful force, many ethnic minorities of the north as the possessed character, that doing so can make use of the gluttonous powerful force, not to be swallowed by the other wild beasts. Slowly, a gluttonous powerful meaning gradually replaced the original cruel meaning has become a sacred animal, and its pattern engraved on the appliances, food dish. To the Shang and Zhou rulers bronze decoration “hideous” to express the kingship of the “mysterious and majestic, daunting, to presentation of the rationality of their possession of political power, status and wealth. “Ning Li” the taotie bronze drum, rendering gives worldly in a mysterious atmosphere and strength of exaggerated animal ornamentation and style, coupled with the calm, solid and stable artifacts shape, just right to reflect a unlimited, original, not the original language to express religious sentiments, reflecting a “grim beauty”. Gui, also an significant sacrificial bronze, was used to hold the rice, millet and other food.
Experts, research, the Chongyang this side of the vinyl cavity unearthed a drum-shaped bronze drum, drum 75.5 cm high, drumhead vertical diameter of 39.5 cm, diameter 38 cm, weight 42.5 kg, the shape of the transverse bucket, on the wide and narrow at , usually both sides of the drum, the drum body is full of ornaments Yunlei Wen constitute taotie, its outer ring is simplified to the double-lines of the bevel-shaped, both ends of the edge of the decorated nipples three, a symbol used by the Mongolian drum skin nails, drum edge three weeks to imitate wood chamber percussion section nipple, under the ring-foot base, and can set hanging about the works of the late Shang Dynasty. That bronze is equivalent of modern bowl. Also recorded in the history of “Wu Ding Zhongxing” to speculate on the bronze drum is the Shang dynasty, the drums of war remains down a specific time for about the 17th century BC Shang monarch the Wuding system soldiers Nanzheng, expanding the territory of the Shang Dynasty sphere of influence of the remnants of buried river changes, eventually unearthed in Chongyang.
Bronze drums and bells social functions of the National Archaeology Kong. Wa society, collection of bronze drums It is rich in order to exaggerated claims about wealth and an important means of improving the social status of the utility functions of the bronze drums have actually insignificant. If you ask the Wa person how much wealth, they do not say how much money, but listed a few head of cattle, a few guns, a few bronze drum. In the old times, the ancients were sitting on the ground when attending in the feast, where a bronze would be put on the floor, too. The bronze drum on the Wa people are not frequently used things, but the wealthy people of the Wa or feel free to re-price purchase. Bought collection at home, and their cherished things – Ngau Tau rob cattle left, over the years in hunting the beast head headhunter head bags, and so on, regarded as the treasure. Out these things to boast of his wealth, courage and good luck. Bells and chinese bronze, are a symbol of wealth, the Spring and Autumn Period countries members of the royal family to be happy with the bells of a symbol of royal power and wealth as an important funerary objects.