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Western Zhou Dynasty
Yuan - Chariot Part
车辕    车器

This yuan is part of a chariot. It is made of bronze and dates to the middle of the Western Zhou Dynasty (947 - 858 BC). It is decorated with the head of a slave, a common motif for functional parts. Slavery was widely practiced during the Zhou Dynasty as it was during the Shang. It was excavated from a site in Rujiazhuang, Baoji City.

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Last update: March 2010
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