Chinese Rubbings Collection

Fu diao yi shou: Di san ku bei bi bi jiao fu diao yi shou (di liu qu)

Creator/Contributor:
Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
Creation Date:
1923-1925
Description:
Rubbing from relief sculpture of winged "Yi shou" ("strange animals", or extraordinary animals). Partial image of #6 "Yi shou." From Gongxian Cave no. 3, north wall, bottom wall.
Extent:
44 x 55.5 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Buddhism
cave temples
Animals mythical
partial sections
walls
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. 115; p. 227. ; Gong xian shi ku shi, 1963, pl. 144, p. 77.
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 3 date: 2nd. yr. of Xiping - 4th. year of Xiaochang, Northern Wei (517-528).
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork282350/urn-3:FHCL:995981/catalog
Record ID:
W282350_urn-3:FHCL:995981