04 Qin and Han

04 Qin and Han - ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS: QIN AND HAN DYNASTY...

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ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS: QIN AND HAN DYNASTY CHINA KEY WORKS Qin Shi Huang Di's Tomb (La Plante, Figures 12.1, 12.3) Painted Banner from the Tomb of Lady Dai Map of Qin (221-207 BCE) Chariot of Qin Shi Huang Di’s Tomb, X'ian (221-207 BCE)
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Restoration of Horses, X'ian (221-207 BCE) Terracota Army of Qin Shi Huang Di’s Tomb Interior, X'ian (221-207 BCE) Facial Diversity of Terracota Soldiers’ faces (221-207 BCE)
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Terracota Soldier (221-207 BCE) Flying Banner Found in Tomb No. 1 and Detail, Tomb at Mawangdui, Hunan (c. 180 BCE)
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Coffin of Lady Dai Lacquerwares Jade Burial Suit
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Boshanlu READING La Plante, Asian Art , pp. 107-120. HISTORY Eastern Zhou Dynasty (771-221 BCE) Qin (Ch'in) Dynasty (221-206 BCE) Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE) Western Han (206 BCE-9 CE) Eastern Han (25-220 CE) TERMS Qin Shi Huang Di - The Yellow Emperor of Qin, the first Emperor of China Tomb of Emperor Qin - at X'ian Great Wall
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Tomb at Mawangdui, Hunan (c. 180 BCE) - "Flying Banner" Songs of the South Daoism Tombs of Dou Wan and Liu Sheng at Mancheng, Hebei (c. 113 BCE) Hill jar Land of the Immortals Lacquer TIME LINE (3rd century BCE to 2nd century CE) First public gladiator combat in Rome (264 BCE) Introduction of oil lamps into Greece (c. 230 BCE) Erection of the Great Stupa in India London founded (43 CE) FURTHER READING: Buck, D. D., "Three Han Tombs at Ma-wang-tui," World Archaeology, 7, no. 1, 1975, pp. 30-46. Bulling, A. Gutkind, "The Guide ot the Souls Picture in the Western Han in Ma- wang-tui near Ch'ang-sha", Oriental Art , 20, 1974, pp. 158-73. Hawks, D., Ch-u Tzu: The Songs of the South , Oxford, 1959. Hunan Provincial Museum and Institute of Archaeology, Academia Sinica, Changsha Mawangdui yihao Hanmu fajue jianbao. Beijing: Wenwu Press, 1972. NOTES The quest for immortality is a philosophic preoccupation of the political leaders during this period. How do the arts reflect that?
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CHINA: RISE OF EMPIRE – THE QIN DYNASTY (221-207 BCE) AND THE TOME OF THE FIRST EMPEROR The great underground army represented here was excavated near the mausoleum of the First Emperor of the Qin Dynasty. They are full-sized replicas of the imperial guards of the emperor, which during his lifetime were stationed to the east of the dynastic capital just outside of present-day Xi'an in Shaanxi Province. The entire pit evokes the military power and spirit which secured Qin authority to rule a unified China after two centuries of civil war. The practice of placing clay figures at the mausoleum replaced the habit of sacrificing human beings and animals, a practice which the Emperor himself spoke against. There is great variety in dress, physiognomy, facial expressions, hair styles, headgear, armor, weapons, and vehicles of the terra-cotta warriors. Each figure is modeled individually and some even bear seals of the craftworkers and foreman in charge of their production. The legs of each figure are solid; their hollow bodies, heads and arms are formed of an inner core of coiled strips of clay over
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