Chinese Rubbings Collection

Diao shi: Di san ku xi bi zhu kan kan mei zuo ce diao shi

Creator/Contributor:
Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
Creation Date:
1923-1925
Description:
Rubbing from relief sculpture of geometric designs and animal image on the edge of arched portico of the main niche. From Gongxian Cave 3, West wall, on the left side of arched portico of the main niche.
Extent:
44.5 x 28 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Buddhism
cave temples
Animals mythical
geometric patterns
niches
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
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. 109. ; Gong Xian shi ku si, 1963, pl. 131, p. 73.
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. yr. of Xiaochang, Northern Wei (517-528).
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork283709/urn-3:FHCL:514114/catalog
Record ID:
W283709_urn-3:FHCL:514114