Chinese Rubbings Collection

Rendong Taotie diao shi (B): Kan zhu diao shi (B)

Creator/Contributor:
Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
Creation Date:
1923-1925
Description:
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.
Extent:
125 x 28.5 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
animal horn
Animals mythical
pearls
balls (object genres)
wings
plants
pillars
niches
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Northern Wei
Materials/Techniques:
paper
ink
linen
relief
Notes:
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).
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork271876/urn-3:FHCL:409578/catalog
Record ID:
W271876_urn-3:FHCL:409578