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Western Han
Shang Lin Bronze Tripod
上林铜鼎   礼器

This is a detail of the characters inscribed into the bronze tripod shown on the previous page. Although it is inscribed with the characters 上林 "Shang Lin", according to the museum, these figures or characters are not Han script. The tripod was cast during the Western Han Dynasty (202 BC - 24 AD). It was excavated from a site in Sanqiao Town, Xi'an.

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Last update: March 2010
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