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Tiger-shaped gold foil[虎形金箔]

Unknown[未知]Shang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC

Sanxingdui Museum

Sanxingdui Museum

In the Sanxingdui culture, the tiger is a very important element. Made of gold foil, the tiger appears to be in danger; this is suggested by its wide-open mouth wide and voluminous tail.

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  • Title: Tiger-shaped gold foil[虎形金箔]
  • Creator: Unknown[未知]
  • Date: Shang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC
  • Location: 中国四川广汉三星堆遗址
  • Physical Dimensions: w11.6 x h6.7 cm (Complete)
  • Provenance: Sanxingdui Museum[三星堆博物馆]
  • Type: sculpture
  • External Link: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Medium: gold

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