Epigraphic and Pictorial Rubbings

Han Junche Huaxiang (Illustration of a Han Dynasty Procession)

Rubbing of stones engraved with pictorial designs and inscriptions was a distinguished art form in the Han and Wei Dynasties. This rubbing on exhibition best represents these ancient pictorial stones. The picture portrays a lord or an important official seated in a canopied chariot and followed by a group of officials.