Sun and Immortal Bird Gold Foil

Late Shang Dynasty, 1100 B.C. - The Western Zhou Dynasty, 771 B.C.

Jinsha Site Museum

Jinsha Site Museum
Chengdu, China

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It has a round profile, the pattern design is arranged respectively inside and outside with hollow-out expression. The inside pattern includes 12 equidistant arc tooth-like asterisms which are inclined clockwise. And the outside pattern consists of four equidistant birds. All birds are chin-up with stretched legs and flying pose in a direction contrary to the inner circle rotating direction. With its meaningful look and feel, precise structural composition, beautifully flowing patterns together with rich rhythm. It condensed ancient peoples’ profound philosophical and religious thinking, endless imagination, extraordinary artistic creativity and exquisite craftworks. On August 16, 2005, the Sun and Immortal Bird pattern was selected as the logo for Chinese cultural heritage.

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