Dining Scene

Tomb of the Wrestlers, 5th cent. A.D.
Ji'an city, Jilin province, China

The master, wearing armor, takes refreshment with two ladies. The diners relax beneath an elaborate canopy, accompanied by the usual retinue of servants and attendants. The auspicious cloud motif is repeated over and over at the bottom of the scene; if one blessing is good, then more must be even better.