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Snake

UnknownShang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC

Sanxingdui Museum

Sanxingdui Museum

This snake was crafted in segments, its body decorated with a diamond pattern and scales. The engraved knife-like wings on its head and back may symbolize its power of flight. The rings on the snake's neck and belly tell us that it was originally used to adorn some other object.

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  • Title: Snake
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Shang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC
  • Location: 中国四川广汉三星堆遗址
  • Physical Dimensions: habout 120 cm (incomplete)
  • Provenance: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Type: sculpture
  • External Link: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Medium: bronze

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