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颜勤礼碑 Yan Family Ceremonial Inscription

This inscription was written by Yan Zhenqing 颜真卿 in 779 in regular script 楷书. The inscription is in memory of Yan Zhenqing's forebears, in particular, his grandfather. Three of the four sides of the inscription are still remaining. It contains 39 lines with 38 characters on each line and 5 lines with 37 characters with a total of 1667 characters. It is 175×90×22 cm in size.

Source of scans: Yan Family Ceremonial Inscription: Calligraphy Skills Lecture Series [Bitian Jingnangu 2004].

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