Chinese Rubbings Collection

Mythology, stories and journey scenes: Shen hua gu shi, xing lu tu

Creation Date:
19th cent.-early 20th cent.
Description:
Rubbing of carved stone images from relief sculpture of 4 registers (part of decorative horizontal band) depicting human figures and a horse on the bottom register; the second register depicting 7 figures, some holding fans, in a procession; the third register depicting human figures, tiger image in a house setting, and 1 horse; and on the top register, images of mythical animals interlocked. From group of "Shandong Teng xian" slabs. Dated to late Eastern Han (between 147-189 AD).
Extent:
61 x 70 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Shandong Sheng, China
tombs
chariots
shrine houses
horse-drawn vehicles
animals
human figures
dance
horsemen
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Eastern Han
Qing
Minguo
Materials/Techniques:
ink
paper
relief
Notes:
Citation/references: Bali da xue Beijing Han xue yan jiu suo, Han dai hua xiang quan ji, Chu bian, 1950, No. 88.
General note: Tengxian, also named Tengzhou, includes several sites with engraved stone slabs unearthed. Tengzhou once served as a prefecture capital in Shandong Province.
Historical: Slabs date: approximately, dated to late Eastern Han (between 147-189 AD).
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork297945/urn-3:FHCL:899204/catalog
Record ID:
W297945_urn-3:FHCL:899204