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Stone Relief Carvings of China

"Stone Relief Carvings of China"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 7  June 24, 2020 (Wed) - April 4, 2021 (Sun)

  
Stone Bas-relief, Procession of chariots / Building for ancestral rituals (detail), From Xiaotangshan, Shandong province, China, Eastern Han dynasty, 1st–2nd century

In the 2nd century BC, Chinese tombs were not simply holes in the ground. They developed to have walls and ceilings, with a structure almost like underground mansions. Tombs also appeared that had shrines built above ground for the bereaved families to perform rituals. Particularly in Shandong province and southern Henan province, sturdy stone was favored for making the tombs and shrines, with the stone surfaces used for carving images. Many of these stone bas-reliefs were created until the second half of the 2nd century in the Eastern Han dynasty.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 4 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
_MD_RECOMMEND Stone Bas-relief, Procession of chariots / Building for ancestral rituals From Xiaotangshan, Shandong province, China Eastern Han dynasty, 1st-2nd century TJ-4796-2
_MD_RECOMMEND Stone Bas-relief, Toad / Emperor Yu, etc. From Xiaotangshan, Shandong province, China Eastern Han dynasty, 1st-2nd century TJ-4796-3
_MD_RECOMMEND Stone Bas-relief, Building / Tinglan and the wooden doll, etc. From Xiaotangshan, Shandong province, China Eastern Han dynasty, 1st-2nd century TJ-4796-4
_MD_RECOMMEND Stone Bas-relief, Queen Mother of the West / Chariot / Hunting From Jinyangshan, Shandong province, China Eastern Han dynasty, 1st-2nd century TJ-4796-5