Chinese Rubbings Collection

Stele with 2 large characters: stone knot: Shi niu er zi

Description:
Rubbing of inscription from a stele with "Shi niu" 2 large characters and a postscript, added later, below the 2 large characters. Postscript wriiten by Chen Wei dated to the last month of Autumn in the year of Renyin (1902?).
Creation Date:
19th. century?
Extent:
134 x 63 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
inscriptions
stele (archaeology)
mythology
sites
villages
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
?
Xia
Materials/Techniques:
ink
paper
intaglio
Notes:
Citation/references: Zhongguo di ming da ci dian, 1930, p. 706. (Wu.50)
General note: Script style: kai shu. ; Shi niu: "stone knot," name of an ancient location. The village, "Shiniu cun," is currently located near foothill of Shiniu Mountain, north of Beichuan county, Sichuan province. Shiniu has been associated with birthplace of Yu (Da Yu, the mythical founder of the Xia Dynasty, called Yu the Great), the Sage King of ancient China who lived in the 23rd Century B.C. ; C-317 duplicate.
Historical: Stele date: unknown. Annotations dated to the last month of Autumn in the year of Renyin.
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork286558/urn-3:FHCL:910088/catalog
Record ID:
W286558_urn-3:FHCL:910088