Chinese Rubbings Collection

Bronze pan basin -- Huan pan ; Huan pan

Creation Date:
late Qing Dynasty
Description:
Rubbing from Western Zhou ritual vessel (Pan, pan bowl, used as both food container and water vessel) with 103 character inscription. Surface decorations include band of cicada images, and geometric decorative patterns. Rubbing includes inscriptions and 2 seals: 1 of collector (Family Shrine) and 1 of the rubbing artist (studio).
Extent:
153 x 63 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
seals
food
containers
ritual objects
inscriptions
Animals mythical
churches
insects
geometric patterns
families
bronzes
vessels
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Western Zhou
Qing
Materials/Techniques:
ink
paper
relief
Notes:
Citation/references: San dai ji jin wen cun, v. 17, p. 18. (1983, v. 3, p. 1780). ; Zhong hua shu xue da ci dian, 2000, p. 308. (Ruan Yuan).
General note: Script style: jin wen.
Provenance: Rubbing originally collected by Ruan Yuan(1764-1849), famous Qing scholar who studied Shang and Zhou period bronzes.
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork281279/urn-3:FHCL:476986/catalog
Record ID:
W281279_urn-3:FHCL:476986