Golden Sun Bird
|Golden Sun Bird|
|Size||12.5 cm in diameter|
|Present location||Chengdu Jinsha Ruins Museum|
The Golden Sun Bird (simplified Chinese: 太阳神鸟金饰; traditional Chinese: 太陽神鳥金飾; pinyin: Tàiyáng Shénniǎo Jīnshì) is an ancient artifact, unearthed in 2001 from the Jinsha Ruins in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, China.
It is a ring-shaped piece of foil, made of nearly pure gold. The pattern consists of four birds, flying in the same counterclockwise direction, located around the perimeter. The center is a sun pattern with twelve points. It is 12.5 cm in diameter, with a 5.29 cm inner diameter. It has a thickness of 0.02 cm, and weighs 20 grams.
In 2011, the city of Chengdu selected the Golden Sun Bird as the design for its logo.
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