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Bird

UnknownShang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC

Sanxingdui Museum

Sanxingdui Museum
Guanghan, China

This bronze bird stands on a round base. The base has four holes, so the object was probably used as a decoration on top of something else. The three decorative wings standing vertical on the bird's back and the upswept tail create a sense of motion.

Details

  • Title: Bird
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Shang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC
  • Location: Sanxingdui, Guanghan city, Sichuan Province
  • Physical Dimensions: w15.4 x h27.8 cm (Complete)
  • Provenance: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Type: sculpture
  • External Link: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Medium: bronze

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