Chinese Rubbings Collection

Paying tributes (2): Jin jian tu (2)

Creation Date:
late 19th. century
Description:
Rubbing of relief images from half of a palace gateway and the adjoining facade representing procession and decoration. 3 sections built up: upper and middle-- friezes of floral designs and winged demon images; lower: military procession (chiefs and consists of men marching in group of 4 and carrying lances with flags) approaching from both sides, 2 horses in the rear and 1 carrying tree on the back.
Extent:
61 x 73.5 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
soldiers
palaces
gateways
horses
trees
demons
wings
columns
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Tang
Materials/Techniques:
ink
paper
relief
Notes:
Citation/references: Chinese sculpture, Osvald Sirén, 1925, v. 1, p. 121; v. 4, pl. 447.
General note: Original palace gateways are reportedly associated with Shaanxi Province.
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork278995/urn-3:FHCL:546124/catalog
Record ID:
W278995_urn-3:FHCL:546124