Chinese Rubbings Collection

Monument commemorating the history of Nestorian Christians in Tang (left side): Nestorian tablet of Sian-fu (fragment): Jing jia bei (fragment): Jing jiao liu xing Zhongguo bei: Daqin jing jiao liu xing Zhongguo bei (bei ce ti ji)

Description:
Rubbing of inscription from left side of Daqin jing jiao liu xing Zhongguo bei stele. Partial inscription, including parallel Chinese and Syriac inscriptions of priests' names. Names partially overlaid by Qing dynasty inscriptions describing Han Taifeng (?) and Wu Zibi's visit to the stele and their donation of a pavillion to protect the monument. Syriac and earlier Chinese scripts partially overlaid by Qing dynasty inscriptions.
Creation Date:
Qing dynasty
Extent:
179 x 25.5 cm.
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Xi'an bei lin, Xi'an Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China
nestorian church
Christianity
Chinese
inscriptions
tablets
priests
stele (archaeology)
donors
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Tang
Qing
Materials/Techniques:
paper
ink
intaglio
Notes:
Citation/references: Jin shi cui bian, 1805. v. 102, p. 1-13. (Jing jiao liu xing Zhongguo bei) ; Xi'an bei lin, 1963. p. 23. ; Chugoku bunka shiseki, 1975-76. v. 9, p. 78-79. ; Xi'an bei lin quan ji, 1999, Case No. 2, v. 19, p. 1966-1995. (full rubbing and all sections). ; Beijing tu shu guan cang Zhongguo li dai shi ke ta ben hui bian, 1991, v. 28, p. 11. (Jing jiao liu xing Zhongguo bei) ; Shannxi gu dai shi ke yi shu, 1995, p. 186. ; Zhong hua shu xue da ci dian, 2000, p. 35. (Jing jiao liu xing Zhongguo bei) ; Zhongguo mei shu jia ren ming ci dian, 1981, p. 269. (Lu Xiuyan)
General note: Script style: kai shu ; also includes inscription in Syriac. ; Jing jiao: Chinese term for Nestorian Christianity ; Daqin: Chinese term for eastern Roman empire. ; Stele unearthed from Chongren Temple in Changan (current Xi'an) during Chongzhen, Ming Dynasty (1628-1644). ; C-59 through C-63 are duplicate copies.
Historical: Stele date: 7th. day of 1st. mo. of 2nd yr. of Jianzhong, Tang Dynasty (781). ; Qing inscription: 9th yr. of Xianfeng, Qing Dynasty (1859).
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork224025/urn-3:FHCL:957823/catalog
Record ID:
W224025_urn-3:FHCL:957823