UnknownShang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC

Sanxingdui Museum

Sanxingdui Museum
Guanghan, China

This is one of the strangest objects found at the Sanxingdui site. The overall shape looks like a human torso and legs. The body is decorated with two abstracted bird patterns. This object was likely part of the bird-worship ceremonies of the Shu Kingdom, but its exact significance and purpose are unclear.


  • Title: Plaque
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Shang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC
  • Location: Sanxingdui, Guanghan city, Sichuan Province
  • Physical Dimensions: w17.6 x h46.4 cm (Complete)
  • Provenance: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Type: sculpture
  • External Link: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Medium: bronze

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