Offering of votive image dedicated by a Buddhist monk, Fa Cheng(?): Bi qiu seng Fa Cheng(?) zao xiang ji
- Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
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- 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.
- 29 x 99 cm
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- cave temples
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- 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).
- Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
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