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Bronze bird head

UnknownShang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC

Sanxingdui Museum

Sanxingdui Museum
Guanghan, China

This bronze bird head is typical of the Sanxingdui style with its eagle-like mouth and eyes, which were originally coated with cinnabar. The bird's head is hollow, and the holes along the base of the neck indicate that it was probably installed on top of something.

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  • Title: Bronze bird head
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Shang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC
  • Location: Sanxingdui, Guanghan city, Sichuan Province
  • Physical Dimensions: w19.6 x h40.3 cm (Both sides of crown?have?a crack)
  • Provenance: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Type: sculpture
  • External Link: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Medium: bronze

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