Chinese Rubbings Collection

Fei tian: Di san ku dong bi zhu kan kan mei fei tian

Creator/Contributor:
Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
Creation Date:
1923-1925
Description:
Rubbing from relief sculpture of Buddhist flying deity, an apsara, holding lotus flowers in hands on top front of arched portico of the main niche. Portico designed to house Buddhist statues. From Gongxian Cave 3, East wall, on top front (on the right side) of arched portico of the main niche.
Extent:
28 x 44.5 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Buddhism
cave temples
apsarases
porticoes
niches
walls
lotuses
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Northern Wei
Materials/Techniques:
paper
ink
relief
Notes:
Citation/references: Gong Xian shi ku si (Zhongguo shi ku, v.2), 1989. pl. 109 (image from west wall for comparison); fig. 21, p. 255.
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. ; Pair with E-833 (olvwork#282360, on the left side) on arched portico of the main niche of East Wall, Gongxian Cave 3.
Historical: Cave 3 date: 2nd yr. of Xiping - 4th yr. of Xiaochang, Northern Wei (517-528).
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork282101/urn-3:FHCL:514106/catalog
Record ID:
W282101_urn-3:FHCL:514106