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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.
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