Chinese Rubbings Collection

Fei tian: Di wu ku xi bi fo kan shang 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 a stem in one hand on top front of arched niche to house Buddhist statues. From Gongxian Cave 5, West wall, on top front (on the right side) of the main niche.
Extent:
70 x 67.5 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Buddhism
cave temples
apsarases
human figures
female figures
stems
plants
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Northern Wei
Eastern 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. 190; f. 35, p. 270. ; Gong Xian shi ku si, 1963, pl. 326, p. 168.
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 5 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/olvwork283604/urn-3:FHCL:949841/catalog
Record ID:
W283604_urn-3:FHCL:949841