Chinese Rubbings Collection

Image of winged-feathered human figure (2): Yu ren tu (2)

Creation Date:
early 20th. century?
Description:
Rubbing of image depicting a winged-feathered human figure with claws in a trapezoid area.
Extent:
19 x 27.5 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
claws
feathers
apsarases
human figures
folklore
frame construction
mythology
wings
human faces
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Tang
Materials/Techniques:
ink
paper
relief
Notes:
Citation/references: Chinese sculpture, Osvald Sirén, 1925, v. 1, p. 16; v. 4, pl. 52. (for comparsion)
General note: Image is part of a set containing 7 celestial musicians probably from upper frame of a tripartite niche which usually is decorared with soaring apsaras.
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork279144/urn-3:FHCL:546129/catalog
Record ID:
W279144_urn-3:FHCL:546129