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Oracle Bones (76 total), Shang dynasty, c. 13th/11th century B.C.

Segments of turtle plastrons and bones of oxen; polished, burned, and carved with inscriptions
Various sizes

Alyce and Edwin DeCosta and the Walter E. Heller Foundation Fund; Frederick W. and Nathalie C. Gookin Endowment Fund; Frederick W. Renshaw Acquisition Fund, 2008.65.1-76

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