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Knife-and-Sword Manufacturing, and Farming

Tags: art | Han dynasty

On the right-hand side of the upper panel are human figures and weird animals. On the left-hand side of the upper panel are three artisans manufacturing knives and swords. On the lower panel are oxen plowing and tilling the fields. This is the only image from the Eastern Han dynasty showing the manufacturing of knives and swords. The farming scene shows the method of plowing and tilling at the time. The whereabouts of the original stone are unknown.

Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
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