Chinese Rubbings Collection

Kan mei diao shi: Di si ku nan bi zhong bu men shang fo kan kan mei diao shi

Creator/Contributor:
Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
Creation Date:
1923-1925
Description:
Rubbing from relief sculpture (framing votive niche) depicting curtains with tassels, "liu su," and geometric designs indictating mountains and lotus flowers; 1 seated Buddha image. From: Gongxian Cave no. 4, West wall, above the main votive niche.
Extent:
42 x 98 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Buddhism
cave temples
Buddhas
tassel
niches
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, 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 2nd yr. of Xiping, to 4th yr. of Xiaochang, Northern Wei (517-528).
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork282108/urn-3:FHCL:1092724/catalog
Record ID:
W282108_urn-3:FHCL:1092724