Chinese Rubbings Collection

Stele recording life of Buddhist nun Fawan: Da Tang Xuanhua(?) si gu bi qiu ni Fawan fa shi bei: Bi qiu ni Fawan bei: Fawan chan shi bei

Creation Date:
19th. century?
Description:
Rubbing of inscription from a stele recording life of Buddhist nun Fawan (638-688), aunt of Tang Emperor Zhongzong (reign 683-684, 705-710). Texts written by Buddhist monk Chengyuan, calligraphy by Liu Qingdan. Stele commissioned by Buddhist nun Xianwu Jiapi, Fawan's niece.
Extent:
125 x 70.5 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Xi'an bei lin, Xi'an Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China
inscriptions
stele (archaeology)
Buddhist nuns
royalty
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Tang
Materials/Techniques:
ink
paper
intaglio
Notes:
General note: C-17 is a duplicate copy.
Citation/references: Jin shi cui bian, 1805, v. 68, p. 16-28. ; Xi'an bei lin, 1963. p. 22. ; Xi'an bei lin quan ji, 1999, Case No. 1, v. 8, p. 858-879. (full rubbing and all sections) ; Beijing tu shu guan cang Zhongguo li dai shi ke ta ben hui bian, 1991, v. 20, p. 80. ; Zhong hua shu xue da ci dian, 2000, p. 352. (Fawan fa shi bei)
General note: Script style: kai shu. ; Stele was found being used by craftsman in market place in early Qing Dynasty. ; Stele originally in Xi'an County School and currently in Xi'an Bei Lin.
Historical: Stele date: 10th. day of 5th. mo. of 3rd. yr. of Jinglong, Tang (709).
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork276984/urn-3:FHCL:910084/catalog
Record ID:
W276984_urn-3:FHCL:910084