The Stone of Frescos of Han Dynasty
The Stones of Frescos of Han Dynasty are frescos carved on the walls of the coffin chambers and ancestral shrines by people of Han Dynasty. The contents of Stones of Frescos of Han Dynasty are mainly about the fairy tales, ancient laws and rules and traditional customs. On the art forms, they are of the characteristics of Spring and Autumn Period and the South and North Dynasty. The Stones of Frescos of Han Dynasty are also a traditional treasure as the bronze wares of Shang Dynasty and Zhou Dynasty and the grotto art of South and North Dynasty.
The Stones of Frescos of Han Dynasty in Lishi were made of sandy shale. They are soft and gray green or brown colored. Embossments were carved on the Stones of Frescos of Han Dynasty. They are priceless and can compare with the colored human image bricks of Han Dynasty graves discovered in Luoyang, the human fresco of Han Dynasty graves in Dalian and the human images lacquerwares discovered around Pyongyang of North Korea. These Stones of Frescos of Han Dynasty had ever been exhibited in Canada, the Imperial Palace of Beijing, Shanxi Province Museum and the Historical Relics Studying Center of Shanxi Province. These exhibitions had great influences and were very popular.
Nowadays, there are more than 100 Stones of Frescos of Han Dynasty kept in the Historical Relics Bureau of Lishi District. People plan to set up a museum in which these stones of frescos can be exhibited. It is believed that this museum can propagate the traditional Chinese culture greatly and make them known.