Chinese Rubbings Collection

Image of bird and animal: Niao shou tu an diao shi

Creation Date:
early 20 th. century
Description:
Rubbing of tomb brick depicting a winged horse image on the right and a phoenix-like bird (zhu que) on the left with diamond-shaped geometric designs on top and bottom sections.
Extent:
48 x 48 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
horses
birds
bricks
phoenix (mythical bird)
geometric patterns
wings
tombs
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Han
Materials/Techniques:
paper
ink
intaglio
Notes:
Citation/references: Zhonghua wu qian nian wen wu ji kan: Han hua xiang zhuan, 1990, p. 46 (Tian ma hua xiang zhuan); p. 48 (Zhu que hua xiang zhuan). ; Henan Han dai hua xiang zhuan, 1986, pl. 14 (tian ma); pl. 24 (zhu que); pl. 189 (ling xing wen).
General note: Original tomb brick associated with sites in Luoyang, Henan.
Provenance: Previous owner: Yamanaka Shokai, Peiking, 1923.
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork271733/urn-3:FHCL:537896/catalog
Record ID:
W271733_urn-3:FHCL:537896