Wooden Tag for Bag containing Military Clothing
Item No. : 8.2
Length 17.6, top width 4.7, base width 9.6 cm
Site: A8 Mu-durbeljin, Edsen-gol, Inner Mongolia
The writing on this tag has faded over time and is now indistinguishable to the naked eye. Its traces can only be made out under infra-red light. The tag explains that the attached bag (now lost) contains both private and official clothing for a frontier guardsman from Huai-yang. After these clothes were placed in the bag it was closed with a rope that also secured this tag. Clay was then placed in the tag's mould onto the rope and impressed with a seal.