Chinese Rubbings Collection

Zuo fo diao shi: Bi yan diao shi

Creator/Contributor:
Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
Creation Date:
1923-1925
Description:
Rubbing of images on upper wall molding divided into 2 sections; top section contains 2 sitting Buddhas dressed in "Yu yi" (plume-like robes) on lotus seats with 3 mounts in between; lower section depicts curtains with tassels, "liu su". From Gongxian Cave 4, upper wall moldings. (which wall is unidentified.)
Extent:
63.5 x 112 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Buddhas
cave temples
curtains
eaves
tassel
lotuses
mountains
moldings
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. 142; fig. 28-31.
Historical: Cave 4 date: from 1st. yr. of Yongan (Northern Wei), to 2nd yr. of Yuanxiang, Eastern Wei (528-539).
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork271928/urn-3:FHCL:1115462/catalog
Record ID:
W271928_urn-3:FHCL:1115462