Chinese Rubbings Collection

Historical stories and images of Fuxi and Nuwa: Wu shi zuo shi shi di si shi (Wu shi ci zuo shi shi hou bi xiao kan xi ce hua xiang.): Wu shi ci hua xiang: Wu shi ci shi shi hua xiang: Wu shi mu qun shi ke: Wu Liang Ci hua xiang: Li shi gu shi, Fuxi, Nuwa tu

Creator/Contributor:
Wu Liang, 78-151, Chinese, associated name, associated name
Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, associated name
Nüwa, Chinese, associated name, subject
Fuxi, Chinese, associated name, subject
Creation Date:
19th cent.-early 20th cent.
Description:
Rubbing from pictorial relief carving of 3 registers depicting in bottom register: mythical animals and legendary figures (some winged figures and some feathered figures, such as Fu Xi and Nu Wa); in the middle and the upper registers are historical stories and legendary figures; from the shrine of Wu shi at the Wu Family Shrines, Jiaxiang, Shandong from 1st. year of Jianhe, Eastern Han Dynasty (147).
Extent:
80 x 66 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Wu Liang ci, Jiaxiang Xian, Shandong Sheng, China
mythology
shrine houses
wall paintings
family
animals
Animals mythical
feathers
wings
legends
snakes
clouds
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Eastern Han
Minguo
Qing
Materials/Techniques:
ink
paper
relief
Notes:
Citation/references: Chavanne, E. Mission archaeologique dans la chine septentrionale ; pl. 164. ; Zhongguo hua xiang shi quan ji, 2000, V. 1, pl. 80. ; 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/olvwork297763/urn-3:FHCL:890659/catalog
Record ID:
W297763_urn-3:FHCL:890659