Chinese Rubbings Collection

Li fo tu: Di si ku nan bi dong bu li fo tu di er ceng

Creator/Contributor:
Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
Creation Date:
1923-1925
Description:
Rubbing of carved stone images from relief sculpture (part of decorative horizontal band) depicting individual(s) in Buddhist votive procession. Images include 12 human figures (monk, officials and attendents), canopies, lotus flowers, flags and trees. From: Gongxian Cave no. 4, south wall, east side, 2nd. row of the "Li fo tu (Buddhist votive procession)" frieze.
Extent:
42.5 x 135 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Buddhism
cave temples
friezes (ornamental bands)
votive images
processions
Buddhist monks
officers (administrators)
servants
lotuses
flags
trees
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Northern Wei
Eastern Wei
Materials/Techniques:
paper
ink
relief
Notes:
Citation/references: Gong Xian shi ku si (Zhongguo shi ku, v.2), 1989. pl. 146; fig. 28, p. 262.
General note: Gongxian cave temples: a set of 5 Buddhist grottoes (dated between 517-539), located 8 kms north of Gongxian (midway between Luoyang and Zhengzhou), Henan province.
Historical: Cave 4 date: from 1st. yr. of Yongan (Northern Wei), to 2nd yr. of Yuanxiang, Eastern Wei (528-539).
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork281870/urn-3:FHCL:514103/catalog
Record ID:
W281870_urn-3:FHCL:514103