Parte della collezione Chinese rubbings collection
Rubbing of inscriptions on Drum-shaped Stone Blocks recording hunting events. Postscript indicated tablet was viewed by Zhen Xun and others.
Data: 19th. century?
Formato: 45 x 72.5 cm
Note: Citation/references: Jin shi cui bian, 1805. v. 1, p. 1-37. ; Beijing tu shu guan cang hua xiang ta ben hui bian, 1993, v. 1, p. 1-5 (Shi gu wen). ; Zhongguo mei shu quan ji, Shu fa zhuan ke pian, v. 1, Shang Zhou zhi Qin Han, 1987, pl. 24, p. 33-36; p. 25. (Shi gu wen) ; Zhong hua shu xue da ci dian, 2000, p. 163. (Shi Zhou). ; Zhong hua shu xue da ci dian, 2000, p. 185. (Shi gu wen). ; Zhong hua shu xue da ci dian, 2000, p. 308. (Ruan Yuan).General note: Script style: Da zhaun. ; Shi gu wen (shiguwen): Stone Drum Inscriptions, recorded as written by Shi Zhou (active 827-782 BC), were for royal edicts and decrees during the late Western Zhou (771 BC) and adopted in Qin State during the Warring States Period (475-221 BC.) ; 10 ""stone drums"" were discovered in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) at Sanchouyuan, Tianxing (at present-day Sanchouyuan, Fengxiang, Baoji City, Shaanxi Province) and later installed in the Confucian Temple in Fengxing, Shaanxi. These original 10 Drum-shaped Stone Blocks are currently kept in the Palace Museum (Forbidden City) of Beijing. Each stone block, contains a poem of 4 character lines depicting the ruler of a state on a big hunt. Thus also named Lie jie, hunting stone tablets. The characters are written in a style called dazhuan (big zhuan-- big seal style). However, many of the characters have disappeared or eroded by weathering, and one of the ""drums"" has even become completely devoid of any engraving. A duplicate set of these 10 Drum-shaped Stone Blocks was made in 1790 under commission from Emperor Qianlong (Qing Kaozong, reign1795) and placed in Piyong (the central building, where the emperor gave lectures, in the Imperial College in Beijing). This set of duplicate blocks is currently located in Guozijian (Imperial College of Beijing; also called Taixue, the highest state educational institute ) in Beijing. ; Rubbings are from tablets that were engraved by Wu Housheng from calligraphy hand-copied by Ruan Yuan after ""Tian yi ge"" edition of Shiguwen. Many other editions were engraved through time both in stone tablet and woodblock print forms.Historical: Stone tablet date: 2nd. yr. of Jiaqing, Qing Dynasty (1797). Provenance: Rubbing originally collected by Ruan Yuan(1849), famous Qing scholar who studied Shang and Zhou period bronzes.
Repository: Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University"