Chinese Rubbings Collection

Wo wen diao shi: Di wu ku bei bi tang dai xiao kan jian wo wen diao shi

Creator/Contributor:
Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
Creation Date:
1923-1925
Description:
Rubbing from relief sculpture of geometric patterns (1 whirlpool pattern.) From Gongxian Cave no. 5, North wall, decorations between small niches.
Extent:
28.5 x 43 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Buddhism
cave temples
geometric patterns
niches
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Tang
Materials/Techniques:
paper
ink
relief
Places:
Gong Xian Caves, Gong Xian, Henan, China
Notes:
Citation/references: Gong Xian shi ku si, 1963, pl. 338, p. 173.
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 4th yr. of Xiaochang, Northern Wei (528) to 2nd yr. of Yuenxiang, Eastern Wei (539).
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork283868/urn-3:FHCL:514116/catalog
Record ID:
W283868_urn-3:FHCL:514116