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Sanxingdui 三星堆

Sanxingdui bronze mask

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Sanxingdui bronze mask

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Sanxingdui bronze mask with protruding pupils

Sanxingdui bronze mask with protruding pupils

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Sanxingdui flanged bronze mask with protruding pupils

Sanxingdui flanged bronze mask with protruding pupils

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Sanxingdui bronze mask

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Sanxingdui gold mask

http://english.china.com/zh_cn/culture_history/news/11020710/20080730/14998770.html

Bronze kneeling figure in Sanxingdui Museum

Bronze kneeling figure in Sanxingdui Museum – http://www.chinatourguide.com/chengdu/sanxingdui_museum.html

Jade Sculpture Peeking Dragon Sanxingdui Jade MaskJade Sculpture Peeking Dragon Sanxingdui Jade Mask

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Many extensive photo galleries of Chinese art by Gary Todd here.

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Kangjiashimenji Petroglyphs

From The Kangjiashimenji Petroglyphs in the Tien Shan Mountains: A Fertility Ritual Tableau by Jeannine Davis-Kimball, Ph.D.

drawing spiritual

Guo Fengyi

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Guo Fengyi began practicing Qigong in early retirement which led to visions she was compelled to draw out. Current exhibition in London, the Museum of Everything (loads of outsider art, highly recommended go go go!) has three of her works which are awe-inspiringly big wall size massive drawings.

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Daoist altar

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Beijing – Patriarch Lu Pavillion Luzuge 吕祖阁内吕祖神像

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Wine mixer pattern

Also from the Genius of China.

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Two back to back owls

A bronze ritual wine bucket From The Genius of China: 

It may have symbolized a helper among spirits of the underworld, for it might be thought to guide well in the dark.

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Exorcism

From this site:

(CHINA OUT) Tu ethnic minority group men perform the ‘Wutu’ Dance around residents’ houses during an annual exorcism ceremony at Nianduhu Village on January 8, 2007 in Tongren County of Qinghai Province, northwest China. The village holds a ceremony to drive out evil spirits every year, in which they will choose seven strong men to perform the ancient dance ‘Wutu’, which means tiger in ancient time. The men will apply ashes and draw lines on their bodies, villagers then put Chinese bread and meat on the sticks of the Wutus. The more food Wutus took, the more luck they were considered to bring, as the villagers think Wutus take away bad luck and evil. In the end of the ceremony, Wutus will wash themselves in the river symbolizing getting rid of the evil. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

I actually have an anonymous relative who went to China to get exorcised because his parents thought he had been voodooed by someone and had become possessed. Click the read more to see the our chat transcript about what it was like. You might know of the chinese yellow papers and the chicken referred to in the chat from the awesome film, Mr. Vampire?

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