Chinese Rubbings Collection

Offering of votive image dedicated by a Buddhist monk, Fa Cheng(?): Bi qiu seng Fa Cheng(?) zao xiang ji

Creator/Contributor:
Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
Creation Date:
1923-1925
Description:
Rubbing of 7 sitting Buddhas. Each in individual niche with inscriptions underneath and between. Inscriptions record construction of a votive niche (includes multiple statues). Niche was dedicated by Buddhist monk Fa Cheng(?). From: Gongxian Cave 2, top section of south side central pillar.
Extent:
29 x 99 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
cave temples
Buddhas
Buddhist monks
inscriptions
niches
votive offerings
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Tang
Northern Wei
Materials/Techniques:
paper
ink
relief
Notes:
Citation/references: Gong Xian shi ku si (Zhongguo shi ku, v.2), 1989. pl. 99, fig. 15; full inscription: rubbing no. 41, inscription no. 75, p. 284.
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: Date on inscription: 7th. day of 5th. mo. of 3rd. yr. of Longshuo, Tang (663). ; Cave 2 date: 2nd yr. of Xiping -- 3rd. yr. of Xiaochang, Northern Wei (517-527).
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork271998/urn-3:FHCL:514099/catalog
Record ID:
W271998_urn-3:FHCL:514099