Mrs. Hou's epitaph

"Mrs. Hou's Epitaph" is also known as "The Epitaph of the Xianzu Concubine Marquis Gu's Family". The full name is "The Epitaph of the First Concubine and Lady of the Emperor Xianzu Xianwen". It was established on March 21, the fourth year of Jingming in the Northern Wei Dynasty (503). The first title of the Zhiwen is "Xianwen Emperor's first concubine's wife's epitaph". The height is 41 cm and the width is 40.5 cm. The Zhiwen has sixteen lines and sixteen characters. The official book.

The owner of the tomb, Mrs. Hou, whose real surname is Hou Gu, has a distant ancestor who often followed her in Youdu. She was the daughter of Yunyi Mohan in Nanjun, and was given the title of Hou by Emperor Jiaowen. He died on March 21, the fourth year of Jingming Dynasty, at the age of fifty-three. Zhiwen mostly uses four-sentence sentences, which are concise and smooth. His calligraphy pen is strong and vigorous, and his careful execution of words shows his colorful style. Most commentators believe that it was written by a master at that time.

This ambition was unearthed in Anjiagou, north of Luoyang City, in 1911, the third year of Xuantong in the Qing Dynasty. Once collected by Tao Lanquan and Luo Zhenyu. Now in the Liaoning Provincial Museum.

"Shi Zhiwen Lu", "Wujin Tao Family Stone Collection", "New Catalog of Ancient Chronicles", "Elite Collection of Epitaphs of the Six Dynasties", "Henan Epigraphy and Stone Chronicles Volume 9", "National Peking Library Collection of Tablets in Two Volumes" , "Postscript of the Remains of Xuyuan Ancient Tomb", "Notes on the Time and Place of Stone Inscriptions Unearthed in Luoyang", "Collection and Interpretation of Epitaphs of Han, Wei, Southern and Northern Dynasties", etc. are all recorded.


The epitaph of the wife of the first concubine of the emperor in Xianzu Xianwen was written on the epitaph of the wife. Her surname was Hou Gu. She was a native of Shuozhou and a tribe of chieftains. His distant ancestor lived in Youdu, where he often served in the Holy Dynasty and made numerous contributions. Zu Qi Wanjin, the first-grade chief. Kaoy Mohan, in the ancestor's time, was a regular servant of Sanqi, and was granted the title of Marquis of Anping. He was also moved to serve as a minister, found out about the town of Linji, and was granted the title of Duke of Yunan County. Emperor Xiaowen moved to Yijing, a county, and his wife was given the title of Hou family Yan. Born with a charming spirit, it responds to the wonderful spirit, is soft and graceful in nature, and is quiet and respectful in the plain. When you enter the purple palace of a concubine, you will be honest and ask more than Fen; the quality of the sky will be sharp, and the careful Hui will be far away. Therefore, we can cooperate with Qing to carry out the Qian dynasty and educate Wang Ji. It contains the beauty of the chapter, which was developed in the early years; the mother's virtue is written with determination. You should enjoy Hu Gou, inside and outside the spiritual instrument. Haotian is not hanging, and the Spring and Autumn Festival fifty-three died. Fu Cun's broadcast order said that it is appropriate to inscribe it, so the achievements are quiet and far-sighted, and the glory will last forever. Therefore, it is published in Shiquan Township in order to achieve immortality. In the fourth year of Jingming Dynasty in the Great Dynasty, Guiyou was completed on the 21st day of Gui Chou Shuo in the third month of Gui Wei.