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Oracle bone

Period:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600–1046 B.C.)
Culture:
China
Medium:
Inscribed bone
Dimensions:
W. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm); L. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm)
Classification:
Bone
Credit Line:
Gift of Paul E. Manheim, 1967
Accession Number:
67.43.15
Not on view
Inscription: 4 inscriptions of 3 columns each, 1 with 2 characters in each column.
Paul E. Manheim , New York (until 1967; donated to MMA)
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