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瘞鶴銘 Rubbing of Yihe Ming (Inscription on Burying a Crane) (top left)
  • Tao Hongjing
    456 CE–536 CE
    active: China
    Wang Xizhi
    303 CE–361 CE
    active: China
  • 瘞鶴銘 Rubbing of Yihe Ming (Inscription on Burying a Crane) (top left), Southern dynasties (420 CE–589 CE)
  • Ink Rubbings of Yihe Ming
  • Where object was made: Zhenjiang, China
  • ink on paper, rubbing
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 57.5 x 40 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 22 5/8 x 15 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase: R. Charles and Mary Margaret Clevenger Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0021.a
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

This section is one part of the fragmented epitaph Yihe Ming (Inscription on Burrying a Crane). The epitaphy is believed to be carved on the cliff of Jiaoshan circa 500s. The sequence of this text is unusual, as it goes from left to right.