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Head with gold foil

UnknownShang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC

Sanxingdui Museum

Sanxingdui Museum
Guanghan, China

The gold foil on the right side is incomplete. Heads adorned with gold foil are thought to represent people with higher social status than plain heads.

Details

  • Title: Head with gold foil
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Shang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC
  • Location: Sanxingdui, Guanghan city, Sichuan Province
  • Physical Dimensions: w13.8 x h41 cm (the foil is incomplete)
  • Provenance: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Type: sculpture
  • External Link: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Medium: bronze

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