Chinese Rubbings Collection

Hua diao shi: Di yi ku bei bi di san kan kan mei diao shi

Creator/Contributor:
Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
Description:
Rubbing from squared floral decorative motif on top front of arched portico. Portico designed to house Buddhist statues. From: Gongxian Cave 1, Third portico in the north wall.
Creation Date:
1923-1925
Extent:
53 x 209 cm.
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
porticoes
floral patterns
cave temples
Buddhism
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Northern Wei
Materials/Techniques:
paper
ink
relief
Notes:
Citation/references: Gong Xian shi ku si (Zhongguo shi ku, v.2), 1989. Pl. 68.
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 1: from 2nd yr. of Xiping to 4th yr. of Zhengguang, Northern Wei (517-523)
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork259835/urn-3:FHCL:957801/catalog
Record ID:
W259835_urn-3:FHCL:957801