Chinese Rubbings Collection

Fei tian

Creator/Contributor:
Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
Creation Date:
1923-1925
Description:
Rubbing from relief sculpture of Buddhist flying deity, an apsara, holding a lotus flower on a stem in one hand and an alms bowl in the other. From: Gongxian Cave 5, Upper left corner of decorative framework, west wall.
Extent:
66 x 76 cm.
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
apsarases
lotuses
Buddhism
cave temples
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Northern Wei
Eastern Wei
Materials/Techniques:
paper
ink
relief
Notes:
Citation/references: Gong Xian shi ku si (Zhongguo shi ku, v.2), 1989. pl. no. 189, p. 270.
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. ; E-910 duplicate.
Historical: Cave 5: from 4th yr. of Xiaochang, Northern Wei (528) to 2nd yr. of Yuenxiang, Eastern Wei (539).
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork259836/urn-3:FHCL:949837/catalog
Record ID:
W259836_urn-3:FHCL:949837