Chinese Rubbings Collection

Li fo tu: Di si ku nan bi dong bu li fo tu di si ceng

Creator/Contributor:
Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
Creation Date:
1923-1925
Description:
Rubbing from relief sculpture depicting Emperor and Empress (??) in ritual procession carrying offerings to the Buddha. 8 attendants and 1 monk ; 3 fans, 3 parasols, 1 tree in background. From Gong Xian Cave no. 4, South wall, Eastern section, layer 4 (from the top).
Extent:
42 x 134 cm.
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
rubbings
emperors
empresses
Buddhism
processions
fans
parasols
votive offerings
cave temples
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Northern Wei
Eastern Wei
Materials/Techniques:
paper
ink
relief
Notes:
Citation/references: Gong Xian shi ku si (fr. Zhongguo shi ku, v. 2), 1989. pl. no. 147.
General note: 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 4 date: from 1st. yr. of Yongan (Northern Wei), to 2nd yr. of Yuanxiang, Eastern Wei (528-539).
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork245907/urn-3:FHCL:1092721/catalog
Record ID:
W245907_urn-3:FHCL:1092721