Tortoise plastron with divination inscription (Part3 147, R044327)

Tags: divination | oracle bone | Shang dynasty | turtle shell | Wu Ding

Obtained in the Institute of History and Philology's 13th excavation in 1936, it is an oracle bone belonging to the first period of the age of Wu Ding. It has been somewhat damaged. The divination inscription has been filled in with vermillion, and the color is vivid and bright. The contents concern the divination of the Shang king about the undertaking of making a settlement.



Rubbing dimensions: length 23.91 cm, width 21.64 cm Object dimensions: length 23.76 cm, width 20.13 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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