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Gold slip for absolving sin
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

A written message for absolving sin of the only Empress Wu Zetian in China. There is only one such object in China.

History of the Object
This gold slip for absolving sin was discovered in the northern side of the Junji Peak of Mount Songshan in Dengfeng County, Henan Province in 1982. It was given to her entourage by Empress Wu Zetian who was the only Empress in China as a written message for absolving sin when she visited Mount Songshan in the year 700.

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Type
Documents 
Materials
gold 
Measurements
Length: 36.2cm Width: 8cm Weight: 223.5g 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Henan; Dengfeng, 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 8th century ~ AD 8th century 
Creation date
8th Century; 770; Tang Dynasty 
Function
Gold slip for absolving sin 
Acquisition
Acquired in 1982, Junji Mountain,Dengfeng. 
Copyright
Henan Museum 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Henan Museum 
Museum
Henan Museum 
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