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Bronze warrior head

by 007

This was obtained in China during the 80's. It is around half the size of a human head. It is not very heavy. I would like to know what you think of this piece?
Thanks again Peter

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Feb 13, 2011
bronze head
by: peter

Hi G.
Just happened again on something like your bronze head and found its source.
If you don't know yet what it is, then do a Google image search for "Sanxingdui" (or "三星堆").
Apparently, this isn't known that long yet.

Feb 01, 2011
bronze head
by: peter

Bronzes are not my forte.
I have seen something similar as this before, but I have no idea what it is. It gives the impression as if it were older than the Han dynasty, but I am not sure if it is genuine or not.

Please be careful, there are lots of fake bronzes being sold. The reason that I do not touch bronzes is that metals are easy to fake, and the verdigris will cover any production traces. Bronze specialists know the different verdigris characteristics for different eras.

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