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Midterm review

Rubbing of a relief tomb brick representing the


Queen Mother of the West, Han Dynasty
Painting of the immortal Wang Ziqiao, above entrance to tomb
of Bo Qianqiu and wife, Western Han Dynasty, middle of 1st
century BCE
Demon queller and tiger and dragon attendants,
rear wall of tomb of Bo Qianqiu and wife, Western
Han Dynasty, middle of 1st century BCE
Journey in the afterlife, ceiling beam painting, tomb of Bo Qianqiu
and wife, Western Han Dynasty, middle of 1st century BCE
Fuxi and sun, ceiling beam painting from tomb of Bo Qianqiu and
wife, Western Han Dynasty, middle of 1st century BCE
Nüwa and moon, ceiling beam painting, tomb of Bo Qianqiu and
wife, Western Han Dynasty, middle of 1st century BCE
Ceiling beam, Tomb 61, Western Han Dynasty, 1st century BCE
Illustration of the story “Two Peaches Kill Three Knights,” Tomb 61,
Western Han Dynasty, 1st century BCE
Attributed to Gu Kaizhi, detail of The Story of Lady Ban from Admonitions of the Court
Instructress to Palace Ladies, handscroll, ink and color on silk, may be 7th century or
later copy of 4th – 5th century painting, 24.8 x 348.2 cm., British Museum

“Lady Ban, by her refusal lost the pleasure of riding in the imperial sedan. Was it that
she did not care to? No! But she was anxious to avoid even hidden and remote
consequences”
Attributed to Gu Kaizhi, detail of The Toilette Scene from Admonitions of the Court
Instructress to Palace Ladies, handscroll, ink and color on silk, may be 7th century
or later copy of 4th – 5th century painting, 24.8 x 348.2 cm., British Museum
(belongs to image in previous slide)
“People all know how to adorn their faces, but no one knows how to adorn their character. Yet
is the character is not adorned, there is a danger that the rules of conduct may be transgressed.
Correct your character as with an axe, embellish it as with a chisel, strive to create virtuousness
in your own nature.”