Chinese Rubbings Collection

Portrait of Mencius (Mengzi): Ya sheng: Meng zi xiang

Creation Date:
19th. century?
Description:
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.
Extent:
125 x 64 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Xi'an bei lin, Xi'an Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China
inscriptions
stele (archaeology)
Confucianism
teachers
education
saints
human figures
families
portraits
painting
paintings
painting (image-making)
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Qing
Materials/Techniques:
ink
paper
intaglio
Notes:
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).
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork279612/urn-3:FHCL:904243/catalog
Record ID:
W279612_urn-3:FHCL:904243