Oracle Bones (76 total)

A work made of segments of turtle plastrons and bones of oxen; polished, burned, and carved with inscriptions.
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  • A work made of segments of turtle plastrons and bones of oxen; polished, burned, and carved with inscriptions.

Date:

Shang dynasty (about 1600–1046 BC)

Artist:

China

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On View

Asian Art, Gallery 131

Title

Oracle Bones (76 total)

Origin

China

Date

13 BC–11 BC

Medium

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

Dimensions

Various sizes

Credit Line

Alyce and Edwin DeCosta and the Walter E. Heller Foundation, Frederick W. and Nathalie C. Gookin Endowment, and Frederick W. Renshaw Acquisition Funds

Reference Number

2008.65.1-76

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