Portrait of Mencius (Mengzi): Ya sheng: Meng zi xiang
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- 19th. century?
- Rubbing of stele depicting portrait of seated Mengzi (Mencius, 371-289 BC) in the upper section and inscriptions in the lower secion. Title written as "Ya sheng"-- "the second saint," Mengzi (Mencius, 371-289 BC). Inscriptions arrtibuted to descendants of Mengzi.
- 125 x 64 cm
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- Xi'an bei lin, Xi'an Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China
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- General note: Script style: inscriptions in kai shu; title in zhuan shu. ; Mengzi (Mencius, 371-289 BC), born in the kingdom of Zou (Tsou) in eastern China during the Warring States Period (480-222 BC). He studied under a disciple of Zisi (Zhu Ssu), the grandson of Kongfuzi (Confucius) and became a major influence on the development of classical Confucianism. Also known as "Ya sheng," the second saint (compare to Zhi sheng, the highest saint-- Kongzi, Confucius.
Historical: Stele date: 56th. yr. of Kangxi, Qing Dynasty (1717).
- Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
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