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Yuan

UnknownShang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC

Sanxingdui Museum

Sanxingdui Museum
Guanghan, China

A yuan was a disk with a large hole. Historical records say it was used to recruit talented people. Due to a fire, the upper part of this yuan is black.

Details

  • Title: Yuan
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Creator Lifespan: Unknown
  • Creator Nationality: China
  • Creator Gender: Unknown
  • Date: Shang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC
  • Location: Sanxingdui, Guanghan city, Sichuan Province
  • Physical Dimensions: h8.5 cm (Complete)
  • Provenance: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Type: carving
  • External Link: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Medium: jade

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