Chinese Rubbings Collection

Li fo tu: Di yi ku nan bi li fo tu zhong ceng

Creator/Contributor:
Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
Creation Date:
1923-1925
Description:
Rubbing from Cave no. 1 depicting Empress (Northern Wei) paying tribute to Buddha. Four attendants on each side of the Empress, two other royal figures and one monk. Attendants carrying 2 fans and 3 large parasols ; tree in background. From: Gongxian Cave 1, South wall, Western part, central section (partial).
Extent:
55.5 x 118 cm.
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
cave temples
Buddhism
empresses
processions
rubbings
royalty
parasols
fans
Buddhist monks
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Northern Wei
Materials/Techniques:
ink
paper
relief
Notes:
Citation/references: Gong Xian shi ku si (from: Zhongguo shi ku, v. 2), 1989. pl. 4.
General note: Gongxian: Gongxian cave temples, a set of 5 Buddhist grottoes (dated between 517-539), located 8 kms north of Gongxian (midway between Luoyang and Zhengzhou), Henan province.
Historical: Cave 1 date: 2nd yr. of Xiping - 4th yr. of Zhengguang, Northern Wei (517-523).
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork245904/urn-3:FHCL:957800/catalog
Record ID:
W245904_urn-3:FHCL:957800