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Object Number:85-37-22
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:Ram
Credit Line:Gift of Anneliese Gutkind-Bulling, 1985
Other Number:23 - Other Number

Description

Reclining Ram from Tomb (4) [27] from Shiziwan, Leshan.Profile of reclining ram with neck turned, head facing outward. Depictions of ram or sheep are numerous in Han funerary art because of the linguistic connections of the characters for sheep/ram, yang 羊, and auspiciousness, xiang 祥. This remains in popular Chinese culture down to the present day. Black ink on rice paper. From Han tomb reliefs.

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