Chinese Rubbings Collection

Tablet (above the monument ) titled stele commemorating the history of Nestorian Christians in Tang: Jing jiao bei: Jing jiao liu xing Zhongguo bei: Nestorian tablet of Sian-fu: Daqin jing jiao liu xing Zhongguo bei e

Creation Date:
19th. century?
Description:
Rubbing from inscription of a tablet (above the monument ) titled stele in 9 characters: Da Qin Jing jiao liu xing Zhong guo bei. Rubbing includes corss motifs, floral and plant decorations. Monument commemorating the history of Nestorian Christians in Tang period China. Inscription written by Buddhist monk Jing Jin and calligraphy by Lu Xiuyan.
Extent:
48 x 36 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Xi'an bei lin, Xi'an Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China
Christianity
nestorian church
Chinese
inscriptions
tablets
crosses (motifs)
floral decorations
plants
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Tang
Qing
Minguo
Materials/Techniques:
ink
paper
intaglio
Notes:
General note: C-51 through C-53 are duplicate copies.
Citation/references: Jin shi cui bian, 1805. v. 102, p. 1-13. (Jing jiao liu xing Zhongguo bei) ; Xi'an bei lin quan ji, 1999, Case No. 2, v. 19, p. 1966-1995. (full rubbing and all sections) ; Xi'an bei lin, 1963. p. 23. ; Beijing tu shu guan cang Zhongguo li dai shi ke ta ben hui bian, 1991, v. 28, p. 11. (Jing jiao liu xing Zhongguo bei) ; Shannxi gu dai shi ke yi shu, 1995, p. 186. ; Zhong hua shu xue da ci dian, 2000, p. 35. (Jing jiao liu xing Zhongguo bei) ; Zhongguo mei shu jia ren ming ci dian, 1981, p. 269. (Lu Xiuyan)
General note: Script style: kai shu ; also includes inscription in Syriac. ; Daqin: Chinese term for eastern Roman empire. ; Stele unearthed from Chongren Temple in Changan (current Xi'an) during Chongzhen, Ming Dynasty (1628-1644).
Historical: Stele date: 7th. day of 1st. mo. of 2nd yr. of Jianzhong, Tang Dynasty (781).
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork277099/urn-3:FHCL:923074/catalog
Record ID:
W277099_urn-3:FHCL:923074