Consisting of 18 separate bamboo slips this ancient book was made in the Warring States Period of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty.
The strips are beautiful the writing very fluid and lovely to look at.
There is variegated color from age with fading here and there to the hand painted words and variegated color to the bamboo occurring over the millennia.
Some of the slips are a little curved most lying flat.
They each measure approximately 305mm tall. They vary a little in width with the majority between 6mm and 7mm on average but one is wider at 9mm in width.
These manuscripts are extraordinarily rare. There are several held as pride of place in Museums in China.
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Other examples of Chu Bamboo Slip Books include:
Mozuizi (磨嘴子) Eastern Han
Yinqueshan Han Slips Western Han
Shuihudi Qin bamboo texts Qin
Shuanggudui Anhui Western Han
Zhangjiashan Han bamboo texts
Fangmatan Gansu Warring States (Qin)
Guodian Chu Slips Hubei mid to late Warring States
Shanghai Museum bamboo slips
Zoumalou bamboo slips Hunan Three Kingdoms (Eastern Wu)
Yinwan (尹灣) Jiangsu Western Han
Qin Slips of Liye Hunan 2002 Qin dynasty
Tsinghua Bamboo Slips
ANCIENT Chu Bamboo Slip Book WARRING States Qin Chinese Artifacts Calligraphy Manuscripts Rare Text Document Scroll 4th to 3rd Century BC