Du Xiaoyan’s brief inscription, carved to the left of the final character for mountain, “shan” 山, is typical of many inscriptions in that it is a listing of titles and offices held by Du, finishing off with the ubiquitous “Du Xiaoyan wrote this.” The inscription in its entirety reads as follows: “Grand Master for Closing Court, with the authority of minister, Director of the Bureau of Military Appointments, concurrently Associate State Historiographer, concurrently Recorder for the Bureau of Army Activities, the official litterateur Du Xiaoyan wrote this.”