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Cowrie

UnknownShang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC

Sanxingdui Museum

Sanxingdui Museum

Cowrie shells were used as a form of currency in ancient times. These shells were found in a bronze jar. The cowrie shells found at Sanxingdui came from the Indian Ocean.

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  • Title: Cowrie
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Shang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC
  • Location: 中国四川广汉三星堆遗址
  • Physical Dimensions: h2 cm (Complete)
  • Provenance: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Type: natural objects
  • External Link: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Medium: bone

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