Chinese Rubbings Collection

Fei tian: Di wu ku ping qi xi nan jaio fei tian diao shi

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. Cloud patterns at bottom. From: Gongxian Cave, 5, south ceiling (ping qi).
Extent:
83 x 71 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Buddhism
cave temples
ceilings
apsarases
clouds
female figures
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. 206; f. 36; p. 271. ; Gong Xian shi ku si, 1963, pl. 344, p. 176.
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. ; E-922 duplicate.
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/olvwork283621/urn-3:FHCL:949842/catalog
Record ID:
W283621_urn-3:FHCL:949842