Kneeling figure

UnknownShang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC

Sanxingdui Museum

Sanxingdui Museum
Guanghan, China

This figure wears a Kui (頍, a popular headdress of the Shang dynasty) and a traditional jacket with long sleeves, belted around the waist. The hands of the figure rest on his thighs as he kneels. The figure is probably depicted participating in a solemn ritual.


  • Title: Kneeling figure
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Creator Lifespan: Unknown
  • Creator Nationality: China
  • Creator Gender: Unknown
  • Date: Shang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC
  • Location: Sanxingdui, Guanghan city, Sichuan Province
  • Physical Dimensions: w5.9 x h12 cm (Complete)
  • Provenance: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Type: sculpture
  • External Link: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Medium: bronze

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