Chinese Rubbings Collection

Banquet scenes: Dui zuo yan yue: Yan yin tu an diao shi

Creation Date:
early 20 th. century
Description:
Rubbing of inscription from a rectangular brick stamp ("ya mo," press-mold) with images depicting 6 rows: upper 5 rows are same images-- 2 courtiers (probably scholars), in the center, sitting facing each other in conversations, 1 servant and vessel images on the right hand side, 1 wine vessel on the left and bird images appear in the upper center section. 6th. row depicts 8 animals (deer, tiger, boar, bull, hound-dog) among 4 mountain images. Geometric designs (cord pattern) as borders.
Extent:
63 x 40 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
human figures
Animals mythical
tigers
boars
deer
dogs
bulls
mountains
birds
servants
geometric patterns
vessels
wine and wine making
rectangular
brick
stamps (tools)
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Han
Materials/Techniques:
ink
paper
relief
Notes:
Citation/references: Zhonghua wu qian nian wen wu ji kan, v. 10: Zhuan wa pian, 1989, color pl. 36, p. 45. (Han, Ya mo "dui zuo yan yue" hou ban zhuang kong xin zhuan) ; Siren, History of Early Chinese Art-- The Han Period, 1930, pl. 4 (for comparsion: Brick slab with hunting scene from a Han tomb, in C.T. Loo & Co.)
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork279266/urn-3:FHCL:537917/catalog
Record ID:
W279266_urn-3:FHCL:537917