Oracle bone fragment, inscribed

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

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  • Period

    ca. 1250 - ca. 1050 BCE
  • Geography

    Anyang, probably Henan province, China
  • Material

    Bone
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 1.9 × 2.2 × 0.7 cm (3/4 × 7/8 × 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number

    FSC-O-35
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_FSC-O-35

Object Details

  • Previous custodian or owner

    John Hadley Cox (1913-2005)
  • Provenance

    From 1936 to 1991
    John Hadley Cox (1913-2005), Las Vegas, Nevada, purchased in Xiaotun, Anyang, Honan province, China. [1]
    From 1991
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of John Hadley Cox, Las Vegas, Nevada. [2]
    Notes:
    [1] See Curatorial Remark 1. See also the "List of Objects Offered to the Freer Gallery of Art" and Deed of Gift from John Hadley Cox, Collections Management Office.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Origin

    Anyang, probably Henan province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of the John Hadley Cox Archaeological Study Collection
  • Type

    Unclassified
  • On View

    Sackler Gallery 24a: Anyang: China's Ancient City of Kings
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