University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Bien D. Chiang

Paiwan Qeluz

A Carved Slate Pillar from Taiwan

By: Bien D. Chiang

Standing outside in the Sharpe Circle of The University Museum is a 9- foot slate pillar from the Paiwan peoples of Taiwan, Republic of China (Fig. 2). It is a house post, called qeluz, from an aristocrat’s house. The date of its manufacture is uncertain, but it is most likely late 19th century. Among the […]