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Chinese Calligraphy: Calligraphy in the Han Dynasty

"Chinese Calligraphy: Calligraphy in the Han Dynasty"

Toyokan Room 8  April 8, 2014 (Tue) - June 8, 2014 (Sun)

  
Inscription on Lu Xiao Wang Stone Tablet, China, Western Han dynasty, dated 56 BC (Gift of Mr. Imaizumi Yusaku)

There are few remaining documents from the Western Han dynasty. This exhibition introduces the changes to clerical script, mainly through rubbings of stone steles that were popularly produced in the Eastern Han dynasty.
Current exhibit includes:
Inscription on Stone of Mount Shaoshi, Songshan, China, Eastern Han dynasty, dated 123
Inscription on Lu Xiao Wang Stone Tablet, China, Western Han dynasty, dated 56 BC (Gift of Mr. Imaizumi Yusaku)
Inscription on Lai Zi Hou Stone Tablet, China, Xin dynasty, dated 16
Inscription on Yi Ying Stele, China, Stele: Eastern Han dynasty, dated 153 (Gift of Mr. Takashima Kikujiro)
Inscription on Li Qi Stele, China, Stele: Eastern Han dynasty, dated 156 (Gift of Mr. Takashima Kikujiro)