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Title

Bone: fragment

Description

One approximately rectangular yellow-brown bone fragment. Burnished obverse presents incised inscriptions. Shape of object (resembling turtle plastron or ox scapula) in conjunction with presence of inscriptions on burnished obverse supports its interpretation as an oracle bone used in divination rituals.

Source

Rewi Alley

Museum Ac. No.

E154.17; 1954.26.1(1)

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Collection

Citation

“Bone: fragment,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed August 22, 2018, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/875.