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Animal Face

UnknownShang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC

Sanxingdui Museum

Sanxingdui Museum
Guanghan, China

The animal face (shoumian) appears symmetrical along the midline of the nose. However, when seen from the side, the eyebrows, eyes and nose form the shape of a bird. Compared to other shoumian this one has a more simplified and abstract design.

Details

  • Title: Animal Face
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Shang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC
  • Location: Sanxingdui, Guanghan city, Sichuan Province
  • Physical Dimensions: w27.7 x h12.7 x d0.2 cm (Complete)
  • Provenance: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Type: sculpture
  • External Link: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Medium: bronze

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