Frog-like Gold Foil

Late Shang Dynasty, 1100 B.C. - The Western Zhou Dynasty, 771 B.C.

Jinsha Site Museum

Jinsha Site Museum
Chengdu, China

Totally 8 artifacts are unearthed at Jinsha Site. Viewing on the overall design as well as the local details, gold foil appearance looks just like a frog or toad. Such gold articles are peculiar to the Jinsha Site. Two of them are intact in shape; however, 6 ones are debris. It is a flaky with peach-shaped artifact. A pair of round eyes are incised, and it has profile in 亚-shaped. A ridge line could be found at the back of the frog. Its four legs are curled with point tail, and the symmetrical rotation patterns are stretching toward the four legs. The inner part of the rotation patterns presents a line of nipple pattern.


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