Fei tian ; Apsara
- Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
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- 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. Cloud patterns at bottom. From: Gongxian Cave, 4, ceiling (ping qi) facing south, in the center of 2nd row.
- 67 x 62 cm
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- Northern Wei
- Citation/references: Gong Xian shi ku si (Zhongguo shi ku, v.2), 1989. fig. 27, p. 261; pl. 177; pl. 23, pl. 178 (for comparsion).
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. ; Rubbing taken from "Ping qi": Chinese architectural term for ceiling.
Historical: Cave 4 date: from 1st. yr. of Yongan (Northern Wei), to 2nd yr. of Yuanxiang, Eastern Wei (528-539).
- Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
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