Banquet and acrobats entertainment, mythology and stories: Xi wang mu, qin shou, ye tie hua xiang.: Yan xiang bai xi, shen hua tu
- Xi Wang Mu, Chinese, associated name, associated name
- Creation Date:
- 20th cent.
- Rubbing of carved stone images from relief sculpture of 4 registers (part of decorative horizontal band) depicting seated in the center is the Queen Mother of West (Xi wang mu) surrounded by 2 large legendary human figures with serpent tails and many attendants who are worshipping, entertaining and playing a board game on the top register; accompanied by dragon, tiger and other animal images, 2 large phoenix-like bird images standing in the center and together holding “lian-zhu” (strings of pearls) in their mouths are depicted on the 3rd. register; human figures in workshop of smelting and forging operation are depicted on the bottom register. From group of "Shandong Teng xian" slabs. Dated to late Eastern Han (between 147-189 AD).
- 68.5 x 202 cm
- No linguistic content
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- Shandong Sheng, China
phoenix (mythical bird)
- Style Period:
- Eastern Han
- Citation/references: Zhongguo hua xiang shi quan ji, 2000, V. 2, pl. 192. ; Bali da xue Beijing Han xue yan jiu suo, Han dai hua xiang quan ji, Chu bian, 1950, No. 91.
General note: Tengxian, also named Tengzhou, includes several sites with engraved stone slabs unearthed. Tengzhou once served as a prefecture capital in Shandong Province. ; Slab was reportedly excavated in 1930 from Boshantou, Shanting area in Tengzhou City, Shandong Province; currently part of collection in National Museum of China in Beijing. ; Site: Hong dao yuan.
Historical: Slabs date: approximately, dated to late Eastern Han (between 147-189 AD).
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