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She-Yang Stone Gate

Tags: art | Han dynasty

These images appeared on the two sides of a stone gate at She-yang, Kiangsu. On the one side are the phoenix, the door ring and the door keeper holding knife and shield. On the other side are Confucius, Lao Tzu and their disciples. In the middle panel acrobats perform to the sound of a two-sided drum. In the lower panel is a kitchen scene. All of these are common motifs in Han dynasty art.

Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
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