Inscribed Tortoise Plastron with Cinnabar

Accession No. R044358
Period Shang Dynasty
Material Bones
Findspot Pit No.127 Hsiao-t'un, Yin-xu Site
Geographic Location Hsiao-t'un village, Anyang, Honan province, China
Dimension L. 17.5 cm; W. 13.4 cm


Divination sentences which were inscribed using the double-carved  technique have thicker strokes, and were more similar to the original  writings in appearance than those inscriptions using the single-carved  technique. This is a divination concerning sacrificial rituals and  praying for rain.