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Tomb mound of General Zu Dashou - ROM2008_10027_20

ROM2008_10027_20

Tomb mound of General Zu Dashou

Geography: Yongtai Village; Beijing; China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date: 1656 AD
Medium: Carved limestone, cement (reconstructed mound)
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection
Object number: 919.1.26
On view
Current Location:Gallery of Chinese Architecture
DescriptionThe stone carvings on the tomb mound symbolize eternal life. The front panel shows the God of Longevity and the Eight Immortals. On other panels are depicted monkeys carrying peaches of immortality, deer, cranes and pine trees. Deep under the mound was the tomb chamber. In it, a stone table and four stone coffin platforms were found: one for Zu Dashou, and one for each of his three wives.
Collection:
China
Browse Categories:Sacred & Ceremonial
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