Tomb mound of General Zu Dashou - ROM2008_10027_20


Tomb mound of General Zu Dashou

Medium:Carved limestone, cement (reconstructed mound)
Geography: Yongtai Village; Beijing; China
Date: 1656 AD
Period: Qing Dynasty
Object number: 919.1.26
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection
On view
Gallery 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.
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