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Lintel
M.C. 6862
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Sculpted in low relief, the ornamentation of the lintel is related to the spreading of Taoism during the Late Han period. An immortal - half-man half-bird - may be an exorcist, is surrounded by mythical and real animals.

History of the Object
By its style, the lintel is dated from the end of the Han Dynasty. The way the animals are captured in motion evokes the ornamentation of the Han tombs at Nanyang, Henan Province, an important economical center at that time.

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Type
Architecture 
Materials
Stone 
Measurements
Width 15 cm Height 53 cm Length 269 cm  
Creator name
unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
China 
Geography
China 
Time period
BCE 3rd century ~ BCE 3rd century 
Creation date
BCE 3rd Century; beginning 3rd Century BCE; Eastern Han dynasty (25 - 220) 
Function
The lintel was probably used to surmount the two doors connecting the two rooms of a tomb. 
Acquisition
The lintel was given to the Musée Cernuschi in 1925. It is one of the first acquisitions that the Society of Friends of the Musée Cernuschi made for the museum. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Musée Cernuschi, Musée des Arts de l'Asie de la Ville de Paris 
Museum
Musée Cernuschi 
Credit line
 

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