Chinese Rubbings Collection

Inscriptions dated to 1st year of Jianhe: Wu shi ci hua xiang: Wu shi ci shi shi hua xiang: Wu shi mu qun shi ke: Wu Liang Ci hua xiang: Wu shi ci xi que zheng que shen bei mian hua xiang: Jianhe yuan nian ti ji

Creator/Contributor:
Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
Wu Liang, 78-151, Chinese, associated name, associated name
Description:
Rubbing from relief carving of procession of officials, mythical animals and inscriptions from 1st. year of Jianhe, Eastern Han Dynasty (147).
Creation Date:
19th cent.-early 20th cent.
Extent:
116 x 70 cm.
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Wu Liang ci, Jiaxiang Xian, Shandong Sheng, China
processions
officers (administrators)
tombs
shrines
Animals mythical
human figures
families
inscriptions
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Eastern Han
Qing
Minguo
Materials/Techniques:
ink
paper
relief
Notes:
Citation/references: Chavanne, E. Mission archaeologique dans la chine septentrionale ; pl. 108. ; Omura, S. Shina bijutsushi choso hen ; 1, pl. 130. ; Catalogue of Chinese rubbings from Field Museum, 1981. p. 55. ; Beijing tu shu guan cang Zhongguo li dai shi ke ta ben hui bian, 1991, v. 1, p. 197.
General note: Wu shi ci: Shrine of Wu Family, located north of Wuzhaishan Village, Zhifang Town, Jiaxiang County, Shandong Province, China. Wushi Shrine is one of the earliest examples of the offering shrines erected at the Wu family graves. The monuments were erected in the middle of 2nd century AD, buried due to Yellow River flooding, and were not fully discovered until 1786 by Huang Yi, a Qing sholar and high official. The shrine was a free-standing, peak-roofed structure. ; Stone reliefs in the Wu Family Shrines were carved on the walls of the offering shrines, more than 40 engraved wall registers of slabs (16 stabs in the front chamber- Wu Rong Shrine, 17 slabs in the left chamber and 6 slabs in the Wu Liang Shrine) ; 2 pillars and 2 stone lions also appear.
Historical: Stele Date: 4th. day of 3rd. mo. of 1st. year of Jianhe, Eastern Han Dynasty (147).
Related site(s): Wu Family shrine, western pillar, north side (Jiaxiang Xian, Shandong Sheng).
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork203611/urn-3:FHCL:463915/catalog
Record ID:
W203611_urn-3:FHCL:463915