In 585 BC, Duke Jing of the Jin State relocated his capital city from Gujiang (present-day Yicheng, Shanxi) to Xintian (present-day Houma, Shanxi). From that moment, the so-called Six Ministers of the Jin State gradually gained strength, leading to internal contention. In 453 BC, the Han, Zhao and Wei clans annihilated the Zhi clan, and divided the Jin State's territories among themselves into the "Three Jins". In 403 BC, King Weilie of Zhou proclaimed Wei, Han and Zhao as normal vassal states. Against the backdrop of the "Three Jins", the bronze objects bear a rich diversity of inlay gold and silver designs and special making techniques. This stands as the final but one of the most beautiful stages of the bronze age of China.