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Western Han
Gilded Bronze Door Knocker

This bronze door knocker received a coating of gold, indicating that it graced the door of a wealthy merchant or noble. It dates to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - 25 AD). It was excavated at a site in Yan'an, Shaanxi Province in 1973.

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Last update: March 2010
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