Chinese Rubbings Collection

Story scenes of "Two Peaches Kill Three Knights" and a procession: Wu shi zuo shi shi di qi shi (Wu shi ci zuo shi shi hou bi xiao kan dong bi 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: Er tao sha san shi, chu xing 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 3 registers depicting story scenes: in the middle register, the historical story of "Two Peaches Kill Three Knights" (an ingenious plan of Yan Zi, also called Yan Ying, proposed to Duke of Qi and thus got rid of three rival and powerful ministers, Gongsun Jie, Tian Kaijiang, Gu Yezi and officers); the bottom register, human figures in a procession riding in horse-drawn vehicles. From the Wu Family Shrines, Jiaxiang, Shandong from 1st. year of Jianhe, Eastern Han Dynasty (147).
Extent:
71 x 77 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Wu Liang ci, Jiaxiang Xian, Shandong Sheng, China
stories
legends
horse-drawn vehicles
horsemen
horses
peach
knights and knighthood
shrimps
wall paintings
human figures
birds
family
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. 167. ; Zhongguo hua xiang shi quan ji, 2000, V. 1, pl. 83. ; 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/olvwork297768/urn-3:FHCL:886680/catalog
Record ID:
W297768_urn-3:FHCL:886680