Lushan County, Sichuan
|Lushan County, Sichuan|
|• Pinyin||Lúshān Xiàn|
Location of the county
|• Total||1,364 km2 (527 sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
An ancient monument, located in Lushan County and dating to 205 AD of the Eastern Han Dynasty, is the remains of the mausoleum of Fan Min (樊敏). It is known as "Fan Min's Gate Towers and Sculptures" (樊敏阙及石刻), and, according to the archaeologist Chêng Tê-k'un (1957), includes the earliest extant full-size tortoise-born stele. The stele has rounded top with a dragon design in low relief - a precursor to the "two intertwined dragons" design that was very common on such steles even in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, over a thousand years later.
- Segalen 1995, pp. 68–69
- Harrist, Robert E. (2008), The landscape of words: stone inscriptions from early and medieval China, University of Washington Press, p. 72 (snippet view only on Google Books)
- Chêng, Tê-kun (1957), Archaeological studies in Szechwan, Cambridge University Press, p. 144. The author's name would be spelled Zheng Dekun in Pinyin.
- Segalen, Victor (1995), "Chine. La grande statuaire", and "Les origines de la statuaire en Chine", Collections Bouquins, Editions Robert Laffont (Posthumous publication, based on research done in 1909-1917)
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