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Rubbing

Object Number:85-37-21
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Sichuan
Leshan
Date Made: 1930's
Early Date: 1930
Late Date: 1939
Section:Asian
Materials:Ink
Rice Paper
Iconography:Que
Credit Line:Gift of Anneliese Gutkind-Bulling, 1985
Other Number:22 - Other Number

Description

Rubbing of a relief depicting a Que (阙) possibly from Shiziwan, Leshan. Que are ceremonial towers. Actual stone que from the Han dynasty exist and are associated with elite burials, marking grave sites. In murals, que are often related to passage into the land of the immortals, often in pairs. Black ink on rice paper. From Han tomb reliefs.

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