Hua sheng: Di si ku ping qi nan bu hua sheng diao shi
- Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
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- Rubbing of "Hua sheng," seated Buddhist figure emerging from a lotus flower. From: Gongxian Cave 3. from 6th. row, 3rd. column of "Ping qi" (grid ceiling) in the south section.
- 63.5 x 62.5 cm
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- Eastern Wei
- Gong Xian Caves, Gong Xian, Henan, China
- Citation/references: Gong Xian shi ku si (Zhongguo shi ku, v.2), 1989, pl. 177; f. 27, p. 261. ; Gong Xian shi ku si, 1963, pl. 282, pl. 288.
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. ; Hua sheng: aupapadaka (aupapaduka)-- metamorphosis, associated with direct 'birth' by metamorphosis; also means incarnation, a Buddhist term meaning the incarnate avatara of a deity. ; Rubbing taken from "Ping qi": Chinese architectural term for ceiling. ; E-888 duplicate.
Historical: Cave 4 date: from 1st. yr. of Yongan (Northern Wei), to 2nd yr. of Yuanxiang, Eastern Wei (528-539).
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