|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Date Made:||Early 20th Century|
Chinese Historical Figure
|Credit Line:||Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1916|
|Other Number:||Getz 24 - Other Number|
C247 - Original Number
Copy of one of the slabs from the Wu Liang Mausoleum built in 147 CE during the Han Dynasty by the Wu family in the present Jiaxiang County, Department of Jining, Shandong Province. Also known as the Wu family shrine. Hard black stone, the background cut away in little rough grooves, now weathered grey, so that the figures stand out like silhouettes. Three registers with historical and legendary scenes. Lower panel: Fu Xi and Nu Wa, mythical founders of China's polity, with attendant sprites. Middle panel: attempted assassination of Qin Shi Huang, builder of the Great Wall. Upper panel: "Strong man" of Chinese history protecting his wounded lord with chariot canopy. One of five pieces.
Current & Past Exhibitions:
|Exhibition of Oriental Art (12 Feb 1916)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The University Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 24||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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