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Published: 21 January 2024

Research on the Social Significance of the Han Dynasty Carved Dragon Pillars in Haining Tombs

Chen Sun

Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics Dongfang College, China

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Pages: 54-62

Keywords: Haining, Pictorial Stone, Coiled Dragon Pillar, Eastern Han


The coiled dragon pillars found in the Han Dynasty carved stone tombs in Haining are among the earliest artistic representations of coiled dragon pillars unearthed to date. They can, to a certain extent, reflect the socio-ideological landscape of Haining during the Eastern Han period. The research involves a stylistic analysis of the unearthed coiled dragon pillars in Haining, employing methods such as image analysis, comparative studies, and typological classification. The paper initially explores the stylistic characteristics of the coiled dragon pillars in the Han Dynasty carved stone tombs in Haining. By integrating comparative studies with the Longtu pattern in Zhejiang, it analyzes the ancient social significance of dragon patterns in the Han Dynasty. Ultimately, the study speculates on the ancient and contemporary social significance of the coiled dragon pillars in Haining. This research project is closely tied to the local cultural development of Haining, and while investigating the customs and traditions of the Eastern Han period in Haining, it enriches the source materials for compiling local historical records.


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