Chinese Rubbings Collection

Fei tian: Di si ku ping qi dong nan bu fei tian diao shi: Apsara

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 a lotus flower on a stem in one hand. Cloud patterns at bottom. From: Gongxian Cave 4, cross section between grids on "Ping qi" (grid ceiling) in the southeastern corner.
Extent:
66 x 63.5 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Buddhism
cave temples
apsarases
lotuses
clouds
ceilings
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. ; Rubbing taken from "Ping qi": Chinese architectural term for ceiling.
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/olvwork282910/urn-3:FHCL:963066/catalog
Record ID:
W282910_urn-3:FHCL:963066