Rendong Taotie diao shi (B) ; Kan zhu diao shi (B)
- Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
- Creation Date:
- Rubbing of carved stone images of a horned and winged "tao tie" (mythical animal) holding a pearl-like ball in the center. Plants, identified as "ren dong" (honeysuckle) on the top section. (partial image). From: Gongxian Cave 1 ; niche pillar between 3rd. and 4th. niches of the east wall.
- 125 x 28.5 cm
- No linguistic content
- Digital Format:
- animal horn
balls (object genres)
- Style Period:
- Northern Wei
- Citation/references: Gong xian shi ku si (Zhongguo shi ku, v.2), 1989 . pl. 46, fig.9, p. 226.
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 date: 2nd yr. of Xiping - 4th yr. of Zhengguang, Northern Wei (517-523).
- Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
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