The Guan Yu stone rubbing mystery

David Leffman Uncategorized 1 Comment

Here’s a rubbing taken from an engraved stone tablet – a stela – of Guan Yu, a third-century general later deified as the incarnation of martial righteousness. Guan is riding the legendary Red Hare, a horse which could gallop “1000 miles in a day”, and holds his trademark halberd, Green Dragon. Dangling from rings above Guan Yu’s head is a …