University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Title五嶽真形圖
Object Number:CG98-1-133
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: China
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 19th Century
Inscription Language:Chinese Language


Rubbing of of stela titled: "Diagrams of the True Forms of the Five Marchmounts”. From a stone carving made in 1614 during the Ming Dynasty in the Wanli reign period (1572 - 1620 CE). Four pieces of paper joined together. Top and bottom sections with narrow strip at bottom and small square patch on one side. The top section has four large Chinese characters (萬古流芳) which read: "Remote antiquity wafts its fragrance" and includes two herons in clouds. The bottom section includes an inscription in Chinese with five symbols at bottom, all surrounded by cloud pattern border. These symbols represent the five Taoist mountains. The middle section has a white area as if stone had a crack in it.

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