石雕五供及石供桌Five Ariticals of Tributes in Stone Sculpture and the Stone Alter2017-07-26
石雕五供及石供桌Five Ariticals of Tributes in Stone Sculpture and the Stone Alter
Time: late Qing dynasty
Location: Southwest of WeiMing Lake
Category: Stone Sculpture
It is placed in the east of Bell Pavilion in Peking University. The carving stones are relics from late Qing Dynasty, including stone table, censer, wax gangue and aquariums. The stone table consists of upper tie beam, beam waist and lower tie beam. The waist has the picture of lotus petal. The feet are beautiful cloud design. The upper of the censer is decorated with green bamboo images, the lower is flower picture. Beside both sides of the censer is a wax gangue, with cloud picture in the bottom. Outboard the wax gangue there is an aquarium. This is a set of perfectly preserved and dedicatedly carved sacrificial utensil of tombs, used to consecrate ancestors. It’s a pity that there are defects in the wax gangue and censer, but it can’t conceal its value as relic and art.
In 2002 ,the school made some repairs to this scenic spot, they stick granite to the edge of the stone table, covering the old concrete base, which not only help to keep the soil and water but also offer convenience to the tourist. But the origin of the relic is complicated and confusing.