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4th year of Yongyuan's reign of the Eastern Han DynastyA.D.92

Unearthed at Yanshi County, HenanProvince

Height:139cm  

Width: 73cm  

Thickness: 21cm

The inscription on the stelerecords the biographical sketch of Yuan An, who was an official ofthe Eastern Han Dynasty. The calligraphy on this tablet of Yuan Anis a variation based on the seal characters of the Qin Dynasty.Influenced by the clerical script of the Han Dynasty, it changedthe roundish style into a somewhat squarish style, which make thecharacters look free and relaxed and squarish in a roundframework.