From: China | Shandong | Jining

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number C247.4
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese
Provenience China | Shandong | Jining
Date Made Early 20th Century
Section Asian
Materials Stone
Technique Carved
Iconography Legend | Human Figures | Chinese Historical Figure | Fu Xi | Nu Wa

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.

Height 59.69 cm
Width 74.93 cm
Depth 10.16 cm
Credit Line Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1916
Other Number Getz 24 - Other Number | C247 - Original Number

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