Stone Drums of Qin
The Stone Drums of Qín or Qin Shi Gu (Chinese: 秦石鼓; Wade–Giles: Ch'in Shih Ku) are ten granite boulders bearing the oldest known "stone" inscriptions in ancient Chinese (much older inscription...
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Guang (vessel)
A guang (Chinese: 觥; pinyin: gōng; Wade–Giles: kung1) is a particular shape used in Chinese art for vessels, originally made as Chinese ritual bronzes in the Shang dynasty, and sometimes l...
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Bi (jade)
The bi (Chinese: 璧; pinyin: bì; Wade–Giles: pi4) is a type of circular ancient Chinese jade artifact. The earliest bi were produced in the Neolithic period, particularly by the Liangzhu cu...
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List of Chinese cultural relics forbidden to be exhibited abroad
The list of Chinese cultural relics forbidden to be exhibited abroad comprises a list of antiquities and archaeological artefacts held by various museums and other institutions in the People's Republi...
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Yinqueshan Han Slips
The Yinqueshan Han Slips (Chinese: 銀雀山漢簡; pinyin: Yínquèshān Hànjiǎn) are ancient Chinese writing tablets from the Western Han Dynasty, made of bamboo strips and discovered in 1972. The tablet...
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Tsinghua Bamboo Slips
The Tsinghua Bamboo Slips (simplified Chinese: 清华简; traditional Chinese: 清華簡; pinyin: Qīnghuá jiăn) are a collection of Chinese texts dating to the Warring States period and written in ink...
Shi Qiang pan
The Shi Qiang pan (史墻盤; "Basin of Scribe Qiang"), sometimes called the Qiang pan (墻盤), is an ancient Chinese bronze pan vessel (basin). Dated to the end of the 900s BCE, it is inscribed with a text th...
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He zun
The He zun (何尊) is an ancient Chinese ritual bronze vessel of the zun shape. It is more than 2,700 years old from the era of Western Zhou, and famous as the oldest artifact with the written character...
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Bianzhong of Marquis Yi of Zeng
The Bianzhong of Marquis Yi of Zeng (simplified Chinese: 曾侯乙编钟; traditional Chinese: 曾侯乙編鐘; pinyin: Zēnghóuyǐ Biānzhōng), or Zenghouyi Bells, were bianzhong unearthed in 1978 in the Zeng-h...
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Shuanggudui
Shuanggudui (simplified Chinese: 双古堆; traditional Chinese: 雙古堆; pinyin: Shuānggŭduī) is an archeological site located near Fuyang in China's Anhui province. Shuanggudui grave no. 1, which ...
Guodian Chu Slips
The Guodian Chu Slips (Chinese: 郭店楚簡; pinyin: Guōdiàn Chǔjiǎn) were unearthed in 1993 in Tomb no. 1 of the Guodian tombs in Jingmen, Hubei Province, and dated to the latter half of the Warring...
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Qin bronze chariot
The Qin bronze chariot (銅車馬) or (秦銅車馬) is a two-piece Qin dynasty bronze artifact. The first piece "bronze chariot one" (一號銅車馬) consist of a driver with two seats in the chariot with a bronze umbrell...
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Zhangjiashan Han bamboo texts
The Zhangjiashan Han bamboo texts are ancient Han Dynasty Chinese written works dated 196–186 BCE. They were discovered in 1983 by archaeologists excavating tomb no. 247 at Mount Zhangjia (張家山) ...
Yi (vessel)
A yi (Chinese: 匜; pinyin: yí) is a shape used in ancient Chinese ritual bronzes. It has the shape of half a gourd with a handle (often in the shape of a dragon) and usually supported by four l...
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Shuihudi Qin bamboo texts
The Shuihudi Qin bamboo texts (Chinese: 睡虎地秦简; pinyin: Shuìhǔdì Qín jiǎn) are early Chinese texts written on bamboo slips, and are also sometimes called the Yúnmèng Qin bamboo texts. They were...
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Gu (vessel)
A gu (Chinese: 觚; pinyin: gū) is type of ancient Chinese ritual bronze vessel from the Shang and Zhou dynasties. It was used to drink wine or to offer ritual libations.A gu is tall and slender, with a...
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Book on Numbers and Computation
The Suàn shù shū (筭數書), or the Writings on Reckoning (also as Book on Numbers and Computation), is one of the earliest known Chinese mathematical treatises. It was written during the early Western Han...
Mawangdui Silk Texts
The Mawangdui Silk Texts (Chinese: 馬王堆帛書; pinyin: Mǎwángduī Bóshū) are texts of Chinese philosophical and medical works written on silk and found at Mawangdui in China in 1973. They include so...
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Gui (vessel)
A gui (Chinese: 簋; pinyin: guǐ) is a type of bowl-shaped ancient Chinese ritual bronze vessel used to hold offerings of food, probably mainly grain, for ancestral tombs. As with other shapes...
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Spear of Fuchai
The Spear of Fuchai (吳王夫差矛) is purportedly the spear of King Fuchai of Wu, the arch-rival of King Goujian of Yue. It was unearthed in Jiangling, Hubei in November 1983. The script on it is a kind of s...
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Hidden character stone
Hidden character stone (藏字石 / 救星石) is a stone located in a scenic spot area in Zhangbu village (掌布乡), Pingtang County, Qiannan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou, People's Republic of China...
Cong (jade)
A cong (Chinese: 琮; pinyin: cóng; Wade–Giles: ts'ung2) is a form of ancient Chinese jade artifact. The earliest cong were produced by the Liangzhu culture (3400-2250 BC); later examples ...
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TLV mirror
A TLV mirror is a type of bronze mirror that was popular during the Han Dynasty in China. They are called TLV mirrors because symbols resembling the letters T, L, and V are engraved into them. They we...
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Dui (vessel)
Dui or Tui (Chinese: 敦; pinyin: duì) is a type of Chinese ritual bronze vessel used in the late Zhou dynasty and the Warring States period of ancient China. It was a food container used as a r...
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Pig dragon
A pig dragon or zhūlóng (Chinese:  玉豬龍,  玉猪龙) is a type of jade artifact from neolithic China. Pig dragons are zoomorphic forms with a pig-like head and elongated limbless body coiled ...
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Three hares
The three hares is a circular motif appearing in sacred sites from the Middle and Far East to the churches of southwest England (as the "Tinners' Rabbits"), and historical synagogues in Europe. It is ...
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Chu Silk Manuscript
The Chu Silk Manuscript (simplified Chinese: 楚帛书; traditional Chinese: 楚帛書; pinyin: Chǔ Bóshū; Wade–Giles: Ch'u Po-shu), also known as the Chu Silk Manuscript from Zidanku in Changsha ...
Houmuwu ding
The Houmuwu ding (Chinese: 后母戊鼎; pinyin: Hòumǔwù dǐng), formerly called Simuwu ding (Chinese: 司母戊鼎; pinyin: Sīmǔwù dǐng), is a rectangular bronze ding (sacrificial vessel, one of the c...
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