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Object Number:85-37-4
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: China
Date Made: 1930's
Early Date: 1930
Late Date: 1939
Rice Paper
Iconography:Bo Yu
Min Ziqian
Credit Line:Gift of Anneliese Gutkind-Bulling, 1985
Other Number:4 - Other Number


Banquet and Chariot from Tomb 1 of Shiziwan, Leshan. Three scenes are depicted here and are interpreted as portraying the stories of filial sons. The three figures on the left represent the story of Bo Yu 伯瑜. Bo Yu kneels in front of his mother who carries a cane. The figure riding in a chariot and the figure to its left on the right represents the story of Min Ziqian 閔子騫. The figure in the chariot is the father and the one behind is Min Ziqian. The central scene represents the story of Laizi 萊子. Laizi is lying on the ground while his parents and wife sit at the table. These were identified through comparison with similar depictions with cartouches at the Wu family shrines. Black ink on rice paper. From Han tomb reliefs.

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