Stone Bas-reliefQueen Mother of the West / Chariot / Hunting (detail), From Jinyangshan, Shandong province, China Eastern Han dynasty, 1st-2nd century
Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 7
April 12, 2022 (Tue) - April 16, 2023 (Sun)
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.
|Highlight||Stone Bas-relief, Procession of chariots / Building for ancestral rituals||From Xiaotangshan, Shandong province, China||Eastern Han dynasty, 1st-2nd century||TJ-4796-2|
|Highlight||Stone Bas-relief, Toad / Emperor Yu, etc.||From Xiaotangshan, Shandong province, China||Eastern Han dynasty, 1st-2nd century||TJ-4796-3|
|Highlight||Stone Bas-relief, Building / Tinglan and the wooden doll, etc.||From Xiaotangshan, Shandong province, China||Eastern Han dynasty, 1st-2nd century||TJ-4796-4|
|Highlight||Stone Bas-relief, Queen Mother of the West / Chariot / Hunting||From Jinyangshan, Shandong province, China||Eastern Han dynasty, 1st-2nd century||TJ-4796-5|