Emperor Yuan of Han

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A section from the "Admonitions Scroll" depicting Lady Feng and two palace guards defending the emperor from a bear
  • Reign: 48 - 33 BCE

Emperor Yuan was an emperor of China's Han Dynasty. One of his consorts was known as Lady Feng, who is known for an episode in which she aided several palace guards in trying to defend the emperor from a bear, while other consorts fled. The scene is depicted on the famous "Admonitions Scroll" by Gu Kaizhi.


  • Gallery labels, British Museum.[1]