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Square Bi

UnknownShang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC

Sanxingdui Museum

Sanxingdui Museum
Guanghan, China

This is a distinctive object used in the ancient Shu culture. It is a bladeless trapezoid with rounded corners and was probably not a weapon or tool, but its exact purpose is still unknown.

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  • Title: Square Bi
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Shang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC
  • Location: Sanxingdui, Guanghan city, Sichuan Province
  • Physical Dimensions: w7 x h8.1 x d0.2 cm (Complete)
  • Provenance: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Type: sculpture
  • External Link: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Medium: bronze

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