4.1.5 China

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oracle-bone-renzi
Created on: 04 June 2013
MS in Chinese on oxen scapula bone, Xiaotun, China, 14th-12th c. BC, 1 bone, 11x7 cm, (6x6 cm), 4+2 lines in Chinese book script, prepared and cracked with burned marks on reverse.
Early Chinese Character for 'Tian' | MS 3024-2
Created on: 04 June 2013
MS in Chinese on red earthenware, Ganshu, China, ca. 2200-1800 BC, funeral urn, near spherical corpus with vertical ringlugs at the middle, tapering to a base, decorations in dark brown and light violet.