Plaque with turquoise inlay

UnknownShang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC

Sanxingdui Museum

Sanxingdui Museum
Guanghan, China

This turquois-inlaid bronze plaque is a representative artifact of the Erlitou culture. Generally, such plaques were decorated with abstract animal faces. Two such turquois-inlaid bronze plaques were unearthed at the Sanxingdui site, indicating cultural exchanges between the southwest and central plains regions.


  • Title: Plaque with turquoise inlay
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Shang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC
  • Location: Sanxingdui, Guanghan city, Sichuan Province
  • Physical Dimensions: h13 cm (incomplete)
  • Provenance: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Type: sculpture
  • External Link: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Medium: bronze & turquoise

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