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2006ah0878 jpg l

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Acquired in 1982 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
EAS
credit
Wellcome Gift
date_end
0220-12-31
date_start
0025-01-01
date_text
25-220 (made)
descriptive_line
Stone slab from the wall of a tomb chamber, 25-220 AD, Han dynasty, Chinese.
dimensions
Height: 98 cm, Width: 75 cm, Thickness: 17 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
71278
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T00:07:08.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T00:07:08.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
In Storage
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Limestone, carved in low relief
museum_number
FE.74-1982
museum_number_token
fe741982
object_number
O74108
object_type
Relief
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Rectangular and incomplete limestone slab, both ends are jagged and the back is uneven where it was hacked away from the wall. The decoration is carved in smooth relief out of an irregular striated background. It comprises three registers, separated by bands, the top register bordered by a continuous band of linked hemispheres and the bottom register bordered by a band of repeated lines of wave formation. Each register contains figures of men, fantastic animals and birds. Five small cartouches contain characters and are placed beside figures at either end of a register.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006AH0878
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
The style of decoration of this stone slab taken from the wall of a tomb indicates that it is likely it came from Shandong province in eastern China. The designs resemble those on the walls of a famous group of offering shrines erected between AD 147 and 168 in front of tombs of the aristocratic Wu family. The sculpture was probably mass-produced from a workshop in the area. So far only one of the figures on the V&A slab has been identified, at the left of the middle register. He is Qu Boyu, one of the disciples of Confucius. The Shandong peninsula was where Confucius had lived and taught, and the aristocracy of this region were proud of their special role as guardians of his legacy.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
relief-unknown
sys_updated
2014-07-31T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
220
year_start
25