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Bronze Wheel Ornament

UnknownShang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC

Sanxingdui Museum

Sanxingdui Museum
Guanghan, China

This wheel-shaped object may symbolize the sun. Each of its component was cast separately, eventually being formed into a complete form. There are six small attachment holes on the front side, indicating it was originally intended to decorate the surface of something.

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  • Title: Bronze Wheel Ornament
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Shang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC
  • Location: Sanxingdui, Guanghan city, Sichuan Province
  • Physical Dimensions: w85 x h5 cm (Complete)
  • Provenance: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Type: sculpture
  • External Link: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Medium: bronze

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