Images of animals ; "Dong an han li" shi guo mu xi bi hua xiang. ; "Dong an han li" shi guo mu hua xiang. ; Qin shou tu
- Creation Date:
- 19th cent.-early 20th cent.
- Rubbing from pictorial relief carving of 1 large tiger (bai hu- white tiger) image between 2 "bi" jade designs. Other small animal images are also depicted, such as dog, fox, bird, bear etc. From group of "Dong an han li" slabs. Dated to late Western Han and early Eastern Han Dynasty (between 1st. century BCE to 1st. century AD).
- 66 x 205 cm
- No linguistic content
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- Western Han
- Citation/references: Zhongguo hua xiang shi quan ji, 2000, V. 1, pl. 109.
General note: "Dong an han li,"-- a set of 7 slabs unearthed from Babaoshan (Babao Mountain), Yaowatou Village, east of Qufu City in 1937 and conserved now in the Confucian Temple at Qufu, Shandong Province, China. Among the 7 slabs, 1 slab was inscribed with "Dong an han li", thus the name. 10 pictorial images (entertainers and servants, legendary figures such as "Shentu" and "Yulei", and mythical animals such as 4 directions deities: "qinglong/blue-dragon", "baihu/white-tiger", "zhuque/red-sparrow" and "xuanwu/serpent-tortoise") and 1 inscription are included in these 7 slabs which actually had been a double-chambered stone coffin. Slabs are, approximately, dated to late Western Han and early Eastern Han Dynasty (between 1st. century BCE to 1st. century AD).
Historical: Slabs date: approximately, dated to late Western Han and early Eastern Han Dynasty (between 1st. century BCE to 1st. century AD).
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