Copper Phoenix in Western Han Dynasty

Collected in Yangzhou Han Guangling Tomb Museum

7.5cm long, 6.5cm wide, 4.5 cm high

Unearthed in II tomb Shenju Mountain Gaoyou, Yanzhou in 1980

It is a phoenix which is having a rest, with head and neck backward, head resting on crested tail, wings drooping and tail loose. It is vivid and lovely. Feathers have been embedded in silver, showing the slender wings; the silver threads inlaid on chest are feathers; with paws reaching to the front, the claw toes are also made of inlaid silver. The whole craft is fine. It is a rare exquisite relic.