Experts remain in the dark as to the function of this artifact unearthed in Tunxi, Anhui Province in 1959. Standing 31cm high, it is a Bronze ware with moire and five columns from the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046–771 BC).
Some experts think it was used as a musical instrument. But the vice director of the Anhui Museum, Li Yizhi, dismissed online talk that it was an ancient router. “We can't take this seriously,” he said.