Chinese Rubbings Collection

Mythology, stories and cooking scenes-- Shen hua gu shi, pao chu tu

Creator/Contributor:
Xi Wang Mu, Chinese, associated name, associated name
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 the Queen Mother of West (Xi wang mu) who is surrounded by attendants, mythical animal images on the top 2 registers; human figures in a procession on the lower 2 registers. From group of "Shandong Teng xian" slabs. Dated to late Eastern Han (between 147-189 AD).
Extent:
74 x 137 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Shandong Sheng, China
human figures
dance figures
horse-drawn vehicles
horsemen and horsewomen
Animals mythical
animals
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. 94.
General note: Tengxian, also named Tengzhou, includes several sites with engraved stone slabs unearthed. Tengzhou once served as a prefecture capital in Shandong Province. ; Site: Hong dao yuan.
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/olvwork297951/urn-3:FHCL:987720/catalog
Record ID:
W297951_urn-3:FHCL:987720