Inscribed Animal Bone

Accession No. R024974
Period Shang Dynasty
Material Bones
Findspot Hsiao-t'un, Yin-xu Site
Geographic Location Hsiao-t'un village, Anyang, Honan province, China
Dimension H. 10.0 cm; W. 6.2 cm


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

These practice inscriptions include several depictions of monkeys and birds. These lively images represent a valuable source for Chinese art history.