Monday, August 1, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (43) Bow - 弓

The shell bone script of character Bow is

just like a bow.

Its bronze script is

Different bow.

Its big seal script is

Similar to bronze script.

Its small seal script is

some similarity but not as good as shell bone script, lost some pictography.

Its clerical script is

very similar to small seal script.

Its current standard printing script for traditional or simplified character is

same as the clerical script. It is a pictography character.

Its Pinyin is "Gong1".

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