Chinese Rubbings Collection

Li fo tu: Di san ku nan bi xi bu li fo tu zhong, xia ceng dong bu

Creator/Contributor:
Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
Creation Date:
1923-1925
Description:
Rubbing of carved stone images from relief sculpture (part of decorative horizontal band) depicting individual(s) in Buddhist votive procession in 2 rows. Images include 6 human figures (1 monk, 1 female aristocrat and 4 attendants) in the upper row and 6 human images (1 monk, 1 female aristocrat and 4 attendants) in the lower row; other images include: canopies, lotus flowers, flags and trees. From: Gongxian Cave no. 3, south wall, west side, part of 2nd. and 3rd. row of the "Li fo tu (Buddhist votive procession)" frieze.
Extent:
137 x 67 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Buddhism
cave temples
female figures
servants
Buddhist monks
processions
votive images
human figures
lotuses
canopy trees
flags
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. 103; f. 20, p. 254. ; Gong Xian shi ku si, 1963, pl. 115-116, p. 65.
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. ; E-825, E-826 duplicates.
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/olvwork283874/urn-3:FHCL:1115467/catalog
Record ID:
W283874_urn-3:FHCL:1115467