Bronze Bird with Crown

UnknownShang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC

Sanxingdui Museum

Sanxingdui Museum
Guanghan, China

Its eyes are round raised dots, the mouth thin and straight, and it's tail curved and crooked, while its legs are short broken stumps. This curved bird is quite unlike the typical birds from Sanxingdui. In Shaanxi Province, a bronze vessel with nearly the exact same type of bird was unearthed, likely evidence of exchange between the two regions.


  • Title: Bronze Bird with Crown
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Creator Lifespan: Unknown
  • Creator Nationality: China
  • Creator Gender: Unknown
  • Date: Shang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC
  • Location: Sanxingdui, Guanghan city, Sichuan Province
  • Physical Dimensions: w19.2 x h34 cm (Complete)
  • Provenance: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Type: sculpture
  • External Link: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Medium: bronze

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