Style and Beyond
Title: Rubbing, Left Chamber, Wu Family Shrines, Jiaxiang, Shandong, China
Date: Ca. 148 AD
Title: Rubbing of stone relief, Haining, Zhejiang, China
Date: Late Eastern Han Dynasty
The story, Jing Ke's attempt assassination of the King of Qin, was depicted in various stone reliefs from different regions of China. Why the representations of the same story were so stylistically different?
David Keightley, “Archaeology and Mentality: The Making of China.” Representations, No. 18 (Spring, 1987): 91-128.