Inscribed Tortoise Plastron with Cinnabar
|Pit No.127 Hsiao-t'un, Yin-xu Site
|Hsiao-t'un village, Anyang, Honan province, China
|L. 17.5 cm; W. 13.4 cm
Divination sentences which were inscribed using the double-carved technique have thicker strokes, and were more similar to the original writings in appearance than those inscriptions using the single-carved technique. This is a divination concerning sacrificial rituals and praying for rain.