Chinese Rubbings Collection

Brief account of the tomb owner's life: Wu shi ci hua xiang: Qian shi shi di shi shi (Wu Rong Ci di shi shi, Wu Shi Ci qian shi shi hou bi xiao kan xi ce hua xiang): Wu shi ci shi shi hua xiang: Wu shi mu qun shi ke: Wu Liang Ci hua xiang: Mu zhu sheng ping tu

Creator/Contributor:
Wu Liang, 78-151, Chinese, associated name, associated name
Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, associated name
Creation Date:
19th cent.-early 20th cent.
Description:
Rubbing from pictorial relief carving of 4 registers depicting mythical animals, female figures sitting and offering in ceremony, and officers riding in horse-drawn vehicles ; scenes are from the shrine of Wu Rong at the Wu Family Shrines, Jiaxiang, Shandong from 1st. year of Jianhe, Eastern Han Dynasty (147).
Extent:
30.5 x 157 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Wu Liang ci, Jiaxiang Xian, Shandong Sheng, China
Animals mythical
officers (administrators)
chariots
horse-drawn vehicles
female figures
male figures
clouds
birds
horsemen and horsewomen
vessels
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. 144. ; Zhongguo hua xiang shi quan ji, 2000, V. 1, pl. 64. ; Zhonghua shu xue da ci dian, 2000, p. 345 (Wu shi ci shi shi hua xiang).
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).
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork297641/urn-3:FHCL:987714/catalog
Record ID:
W297641_urn-3:FHCL:987714