Chinese Rubbings Collection

Images of 5 auspicious elements from Min Pond: Xi xia song: Min chi wu rui bei (Xi xia song zhi ce)

Description:
Rubbing from cliff inscription depicting 5 auspicious elements: Huang long (yellow dragon), Bai lu (white deer), Jia he (fine grain), Gan lu (sweet dew), Mu lian li (interlocked branches). Inscriptions attribute the auspicious elements to good deeds of Li Xi, the governor-general of Wudu (current Chengxian County, Gansu Province) and to his governing in Min chi.
Creation Date:
19th. century?
Extent:
135 x 101 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Xi'an bei lin, Xi'an Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China
inscriptions
stele (archaeology)
dragons
deer
Animals mythical
trees
grains
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Eastern Han
Materials/Techniques:
ink
paper
intaglio
Places:
Yangtze River, China
Notes:
Citation/references: Jin shi cui bian, 1805, v. 14, p. 8. ; Zhong hua shu xue da ci dian, 2000, p. 231.
General note: Script style: Li shu. ; Rubbing from cliff inscriptions on the right side of "Wu du Tai shou Li Xi Xi xia song" monument (also in collection, C-01).
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork272822/urn-3:FHCL:1065261/catalog
Record ID:
W272822_urn-3:FHCL:1065261