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西漢 錯金銀青銅獸鎮
Weight in the Form of a Feline

Period:
Western Han dynasty (206 B.C.– A.D. 9)
Date:
2nd–1st century B.C.
Culture:
China
Medium:
Bronze inlaid with gold and silver
Dimensions:
Gr. W. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Purchase, Bequest of Dorothy Graham Bennett, 1992
Accession Number:
1992.307
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
Inscription: Transcription:
Mongk'a dengri
yin khuchundur
khaanu jarlikh k'en
ese bushireesu
aldatukhayi

Translation:
By the strength of Eternal Heaven,
an edict of teh Emperor (Khan).
Hew who has no respect shall be guilty.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Ancient China," 2005.

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