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Object Number:85-37-24
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:Bow
Figure
Credit Line:Gift of Anneliese Gutkind-Bulling, 1985
Other Number:26 - Other Number

Description

Man Loading Crossbow from Tomb 5 of Shiziwan, Leshan. A man loading a crossbow. This is a common depiction throughout Sichuan cliff tomb reliefs. There are similar depictions from other tombs such as those at Neijiang. There may be a connection between the popularity of this depiction and a story of rising to officialdom from the lowly rank of crossbowman recorded in the Hanshu. Black ink on rice paper. From Han tomb reliefs.

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