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Imprints of Life: Rubbings from Carved Stones of the Han Dynasty at Gettysburg College Gallery in September

Exhibition on view Aug. 31 through Oct 1, 2022, in the Gettysburg College Project Space.

The exhibition is curated by Elinor Gass ’24 under the Direction of Professor Yan Sun.

A gallery talk and opening reception will be held on August 31, 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.

The tomb rubbings on display in this exhibition convey Confucian and Daoist values and include scenes of dancing, feasting, mythology and Confucian legends. These prints demonstrate the significance of tomb carvings as they supported passage to the afterlife in Han Dynasty funerary shrines.

Featured Image: Scene of celebration in a pavilion (detail), Original carving by Wei Gai, Eastern Han Dynasty, ca. 147–151 C.E., ink rubbing of a stone relief. Special Collections and College Archives, Musselman Library, Gift of Chester N. Frazier

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