Inscribed Bovid Scapula

Accession No. R035894
Period Shang Dynasty
Material Bones
Findspot Trench E16 Hsiao-t'un, Yin Xu site
Geographic Location Hsiao-t'un village, Anyang, Honan province, China
Dimension H. 11.3 cm; W. 6.6 cm

Description

Period: Chinese Bronze Age. Shang dynasty.(1400-1100B.C.)
Medium: Bone

The front side of this oracle inquires about the result of the forthcoming hunting. The back side of the bone revealed that the king will acquire 9 pigs. On the socket of this bone are inscriptions indicating that Fu-jing was inspecting  3 pairs of oracle bones.