Unformatted text preview: f the three Bronze NB: The three dynasties of Age dynasties into the Qin the Bronze Age are the Xia, Dynasty Shang, and Zhou. Qin also used bronze, but also had iron. …merit over birth… …merit over family heritage… Burial pits near Qin Shihuang’s tomb contain the terra‐cotta soldiers. Laozi, mid 6th‐5th century BCE Laozi (Lao Dan, the semi‐
legendary man), 6th century BCE Laozi (the text): ca. 3rd century BCE xian xian (hsien) (hsien) 仙
immortal …you can see two views of the You can see a view of the same thing laid out. same thing restored (on the left). Module 14 Module 16 Module 17 Module 18 Module 19 Module 20 Module 23 Module 24 Module 30 Module 31 Module 34 From the tomb of Prince Liu Sheng (LEFT) From the tomb of Prince Liu Sheng (LEFT) Chang‐sha Chang‐sha Layering of site From the tomb of a consort of Prince Liu Sheng. (LEFT) From the tomb of a consort of Prince Liu Sheng. (LEFT) Changsha Changsha Artist’s rendering showing layers of Lady Dai’s tomb Chang‐sha Changsha Feiyi Scholars now identify the feiyi as a mingjing, “name banner.” It could have been used in the funeral procession, but it had a a.) it is in extraordinary special function and place in condition. the funerary rites. …it is the most complex and a.) it is in extraordinarily informative from this early good condition. time. …it is the most complex and in rotations of three… informative of scrolls from this early time. in rotations of three shifts medium: Colors on silk Medium: Ink and colors on silk Vessel shape: hu zhong (a type of wine vessel, sometimese referred to as a hu; it is a pot or vase shape) …that is her corpse represented …some scholars argue that under this beautiful textile here. her corpse is represented under this beautiful textile here. Black crow lived in the sun Some believed that a black crow lived in the sun, others that a black crow was the sun. …more beautiful than anything …more beautiful than they could breed in China… anything indigenous to China… This is Shakyamuni Buddha This is Shakyamuni Buddha flanked by Bodhisattva flanked by standing Buddha images,… images. These 3 Buddhas represent the Buddha of the Module 36 Module 39 Module 43 Module 44 Module 45 Module 52 Module 57 Lecture 8 Module 1 Module 4 Past, the Historical Buddha Shakyamuni (in the center), and the Buddha of the Future. Shakyamuni attended by Shakyamuni attended by bodhisattva images. standing Buddha images. …the Gupta period lasted from …the Gupta period lasted the fourth to fifth centuries. from the fourth to sixth centuries. Vairocana and Attendants This image (Left) is a detail of Vairocana. The attending arhats, bodhisattvas, and lokapala (guardian kings) are now shown in this detail. Vairocana and Attendant (left) This image (Left) is a detail of Vairocana. The attending arhats, bodhisattvas, and lokapala (guardian kings) are now shown in this detail. Guardian kings: Vairocana Guardian Kings: detail from Buddha and Attendants (right) Vai...
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