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Rubbing

Object Number:85-37-23
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Sichuan
Jiading
Date Made: 1930's
Early Date: 1930
Late Date: 1939
Section:Asian
Materials:Ink
Rice Paper
Iconography:Horse
Bird
Phoenix
Dancer
Credit Line:Gift of Anneliese Gutkind-Bulling, 1985
Other Number:24 - Other Number

Description

Banquet and Performance from Tomb (4) [27] from Shiziwan, Leshan. Nine figures can be seen in the central portion with two groups of three figures each interacting with each other while watching three performing figures below. The performers appear to be dancing as evidenced by the flowing sleeves of the central performer. Beneath the seated figures, there appear to be dishes which further suggest that this is an example of the banquet scenes so popular in Han funerary art. Running along the entirety of the top of the rubbing are tiles and support ends similar to those seen in 85-37-14. On the right there is a horse with a protrusion from its back which is most likely evidence of wings. On the left there are two small birds found between the roof support ends and a larger bird, possibly a phoenix or the bird of the south. Black ink on rice paper. From Han tomb reliefs.

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