Chinese Rubbings Collection

Lian hua diao shi: Di si ku ping qi dong nan jiao lian hua diao shi

Creator/Contributor:
Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
Creation Date:
1923-1925
Description:
Rubbing from floral decorative motif, lotus flower. Motif is from cross sections of border framework for grid patterns used on ceiling. From: Gongxian Cave 4, cross section between grids on "Ping qi" (grid ceiling) in the southeastern corner.
Extent:
55 x 62.5 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Buddhism
cave temples
floral patterns
lotuses
ceilings
cross sections
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Eastern Wei
Northern Wei
Materials/Techniques:
paper
ink
relief
Places:
Gong Xian Caves, Gong Xian, Henan, China
Notes:
Citation/references: Gong Xian shi ku si (Zhongguo shi ku, v.2), 1989. pl. 177; f. 27, p. 261. ; Gong Xian shi ku si, 1963, pl. 285, p. 145.
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/olvwork282905/urn-3:FHCL:963065/catalog
Record ID:
W282905_urn-3:FHCL:963065