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Bronze Tree Bird

UnknownShang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC

Sanxingdui Museum

Sanxingdui Museum

This small bird would have been cast on the branches of a bronze tree. Its legs are broken off, and at the top of the mouth there is a copper wire indicating that something was originally hanging from it.

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  • Title: Bronze Tree Bird
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Shang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC
  • Location: Sanxingdui, Guanghan city, Sichuan Province
  • Physical Dimensions: w11.6 x h7.2 cm (Missing legs)
  • Provenance: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Type: sculpture
  • External Link: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Medium: bronze

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