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Gold sheath for a scepter [金杖皮]

Unknown ( 未知 )Shang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC

Sanxingdui Museum

Sanxingdui Museum

The entire form of the object was a gold sheath, however, the original scepter within has perished, leaving only the layer of its golden shell. On its surface are depictions of human faces, fish, birds and the combinations of patterns. These may be the symbolic emblem of a group or clan.

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  • Title: Gold sheath for a scepter [金杖皮]
  • Creator: Unknown ( 未知 )
  • Date: Shang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC
  • Location: 中国四川广汉三星堆遗址
  • Physical Dimensions: h142 cm (Complete)
  • Provenance: Sanxingdui Museum [三星堆博物馆]
  • Type: sculpture
  • External Link: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Medium: bronze and turquoise

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