The objects were buried coincidental with the collapse of the Atlantean global economy in 1159BC and represent the long two thousand year prior history of what we also know as the sea peoples. This same art was derived from massive wood carving that is still extant in Polynesia and along the Pacific northwest.
We have extravagant bronze casting along with gold leaf decoration. Recall that the bronze would have been polished to a high gleam and the gold would naturally highlight the bronze. As we have discussed, the currency of the time was in the form of ingots of bronze or copper in the form of axe heads. I suspect that these were Homer's tripods. We have found large inventories of these ingots elsewhere.
That does not appear here likely because any such would have been held back as ready cash.
This is continuing confirmation of the Atlantean presence at the founding of Chinese civilization..
The Mysterious Ancient Artifacts of Sanxingdui that have Rewritten Chinese History
28 March, 2014 - 13:21 aprilholloway
A sacrificial altar with several four-legged animals at the base to support a few bronze figures closely resembling the large face masks, each holding in outstretched hands a ceremonial offering of some sort. Photo source: Wikipedia
A large bronze head with protruding eyes believed to depict those of Cancong, the semi-legendary first king of Shu. Photo source.