Inscribed bovine talus (anklebone) (Part2 8688, R044854)

Tags: divination | oracle bone | Shang dynasty

Obtained in the Institute of History and Philology's 13th excavation of the Yin ruins in 1936, it is a period 5 record inscription, with a calligraphic style which is relatively close to bronze script. The contents record the Shang king's sacrificial offering to Da Yi.


Object dimensions: length 7.3 cm, width 5.7 cm, thickness 4.5 cm. Rubbing dimensions: length 5.9 cm, width 4.12 cm


Excavation date: 1936, 13th Xiaotun excavation
Place of excavation: Xiaotun, Anyang County, Henan Province


Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
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