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cupcakeamelie:

The latest issue of Archaeology Magazine has lots of goodies.

cupcakeamelie:

The latest issue of Archaeology Magazine has lots of goodies.

(via chineseart)

Painting of a Roe Deer (mural painting, unearthed from Hebei Wangdu Tomb, Han Dynasty)

Painting of a Roe Deer (mural painting, unearthed from Hebei Wangdu Tomb, Han Dynasty)

A Chinese Three Kingdoms (220-280 AD) decorated brick taken from the wall of an underground tomb, depicting people in a domestic scene.

A Chinese Three Kingdoms (220-280 AD) decorated brick taken from the wall of an underground tomb, depicting people in a domestic scene.

A Chinese Three Kingdoms (220-280 AD) decorated brick taken from the wall of an underground tomb, depicting people in a domestic scene.

A Chinese Three Kingdoms (220-280 AD) decorated brick taken from the wall of an underground tomb, depicting people in a domestic scene.

A Chinese Three Kingdoms (220-280 AD) decorated brick taken from the wall of an underground tomb, depicting people in a domestic scene.

A Chinese Three Kingdoms (220-280 AD) decorated brick taken from the wall of an underground tomb, depicting people in a domestic scene.

Detail of a mural from an Eastern Han (25-220 AD) tomb at Zhucun 朱村, Luoyang 洛陽, Henan province.
The two figures in the foreground are playing Liubo, with the playing mat between them, and the Liubo board to the side of the mat. The two red, circular objects next to the liubo board are probably intended to represent lacquer wine cups. The player on the right is taking his turn, with his right hand raised up as if about to throw down the six throwing sticks.
Scanned from “Wen Wu” 1992 no.12

Detail of a mural from an Eastern Han (25-220 AD) tomb at Zhucun 朱村, Luoyang 洛陽, Henan province.

The two figures in the foreground are playing Liubo, with the playing mat between them, and the Liubo board to the side of the mat. The two red, circular objects next to the liubo board are probably intended to represent lacquer wine cups. The player on the right is taking his turn, with his right hand raised up as if about to throw down the six throwing sticks.

Scanned from “Wen Wu” 1992 no.12

Paragons of filial piety, Chinese painted artwork on a lacquered basketwork box. It was excavated from an Eastern Han tomb of what was the Chinese Lelang Commandery in what is now North Korea. Each of the figures are about 5 cm tall. It is now located at the National Museum of Seoul. The photograph is black-and-white, so the various lacquer-based colors of paint do not show.
Scanned from the Horizon Book of the Arts of China (1969)

Paragons of filial piety, Chinese painted artwork on a lacquered basketwork box. It was excavated from an Eastern Han tomb of what was the Chinese Lelang Commandery in what is now North Korea. Each of the figures are about 5 cm tall. It is now located at the National Museum of Seoul. The photograph is black-and-white, so the various lacquer-based colors of paint do not show.

Scanned from the Horizon Book of the Arts of China (1969)

Detail of a “feathered immortal” (羽人) riding a dragon on a mural from a late Western Han (202 BC - 9 AD) tomb discovered in Xi’an in 2004.
Scanned from “Wen Wu” (文物) 2006 no.5 page 26

Detail of a “feathered immortal” (羽人) riding a dragon on a mural from a late Western Han (202 BC - 9 AD) tomb discovered in Xi’an in 2004.

Scanned from “Wen Wu” (文物) 2006 no.5 page 26

A section of a Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty (25–220 AD) fresco of 9 chariots, 50 horses, and over 70 men, from a tomb in Luoyang, China, which was once the capital of the Eastern Han.

A section of a Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty (25–220 AD) fresco of 9 chariots, 50 horses, and over 70 men, from a tomb in Luoyang, China, which was once the capital of the Eastern Han.

A stone-carved tomb door from a Luoyang tomb in China, Eastern Han Dynasty (25–220 AD); the decoration is of a door knocker with a taotie face.

A stone-carved tomb door from a Luoyang tomb in China, Eastern Han Dynasty (25–220 AD); the decoration is of a door knocker with a taotie face.