University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:85-37-32
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:Dog
Credit Line:Gift of Anneliese Gutkind-Bulling, 1985
Other Number:34 - Other Number

Description

Dog with Leash and Harness from Tomb 8 of Shiziwan, Leshan. This depiction of a dog with leash and harness provides visual evidence of the domestication of dogs. Other examples of the capture and use of animals in the Han dynasty are found through the texts of the period, most notably the depictions of hunting scenes in the fu style poetry of such figures as Ban Gu and Zhang Heng. Black ink on rice paper. From Han tomb reliefs.


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