Chinese Rubbings Collection

Small tomb brick with diamond-shaped geometric designs: Ling xing tu an xiao zhuan

Creation Date:
early 20 th. century
Description:
Rubbing of tomb brick depicting a set of 4 geometric patterns (with writings) lined up in a rectangular space. A seal "Tao zhai cang zhuan" in the lower right corner, indicates the rubbing previouly owned by Duan Fang (Tao Zhai, 1861-1911).
Extent:
37.5 x 16 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
tombs
tile
geometric patterns
writing
seals
brick
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Eastern Wei
Wei Dynasty
Materials/Techniques:
ink
paper
relief
Notes:
Citation/references: Zhonghua wu qian nian wen wu ji kan: zhuan wa bian, 1989, pl. 55b (similar brick-- Wei, "Han shi zao zhuan" shang che mian ji he wen yang). ; Zhong hua shu xue da ci dian, 2000, p. 773 (Duan Fang).
Provenance: Previous owner: Previous owner: Duan Fang (1861-1911).
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork278264/urn-3:FHCL:537908/catalog
Record ID:
W278264_urn-3:FHCL:537908