Chinese Rubbings Collection

Xuan mi ta bei: Dada fa shi xuan mi ta bei: Dada fa shi bei: Yuan mi ta bei: B= middle

Creator/Contributor:
Liu, Gongquan, 778-865, creator, calligrapher
Creation Date:
Late 19th century?
Description:
Rubbing from stele dedicated to Duan Fu (Dada fa shi), Buddhist priest , d. 807. Text written by Pei Xiu ; calligraphy by Liu Gongquan.
Extent:
245 x 117 cm.
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Xi'an bei lin, Xi'an Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China
inscriptions
stele (archaeology)
calligraphy
Buddhist monks
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Tang
Materials/Techniques:
paper
ink
intaglio
Rubbing made on rice paper and mounted on heavier, coarse rice paper
Notes:
Citation/references: Xi'an bei lin, 1963. p. 24. ; Xi'an bei lin quan ji, 1999, Case No. 3, v. 21, 22 and 23, p. 2140-2367. (full rubbing and all sections) ; Zhongguo shu fa quan ji, 1993. v. 27, p. 216-217. Pl. 1, 51.
General note: Stele created in 1st yr. of Huichang , Tang dynasty (841) . 386 x 120 cm. ; 18 columns of text, each containing 54 characters (total 972 characters). Stele originally on site of stupa (Xuan mi) containing ashes of Duan Fu. ; Script style: kai shu
Historical: Earliest rubbings created from this stele made in Song dynasty.
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork245614/urn-3:FHCL:1143862/catalog
Record ID:
W245614_urn-3:FHCL:1143862