Chinese Rubbings Collection

Diao shi: Di san ku xi bi zhu kan kan mei you ce ju bu diao shi

Creator/Contributor:
Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
Creation Date:
1923-1925
Description:
Rubbing from relief sculpture of geometric patterns and animal images. From Gongxian Cave 3, West wall, partial image from right side of arched portico of the main niche.
Extent:
45 x 28 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Buddhism
cave temples
partial views
geometric patterns
Animals mythical
walls
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/olvwork283714/urn-3:FHCL:514115/catalog
Record ID:
W283714_urn-3:FHCL:514115