Ancient Sichuan: Bird Head, Bronze, Late Shang, ca. 1200 BC

Sanxingdui Pit No. 2
Length from front to back: 77 1/5" (196 cm); width: 15.3/10" (38.8 cm); height: 15 9/10" (40.3 cm)
Sanxingdui Museum, People's Republic of China, Photo courtesy of the National Gallery of Art

The exhibition was organized by the Seattle Art Museum in collaboration with The Bureau of Cultural Relics, Sichuan Province of the People's Republic of China.

The Boeing Company provided the leadership grant for the exhibition with major support from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. Generous funding for the project also provided by The Seattle Times, the Henry Luce Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Seattle Art Museum Supporters (SAMS), the National Endowment for the Arts, KING 5 Television, Northwest Airlines, and the Kreielsheimer Exhibition Endowment. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Additional funding provided by Preston Gates & Ellis LLP, Port of Seattle, Verizon, and contributors to the Annual Fund.

Photo by Paul Macapia

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