Xu zhou bi qiu ni Miao Yi zao Amituo xiang ji
- Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
Amitabha, Indian, associated name, subject
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- Rubbing of inscription from votive offering dedicated by Buddhist nun Miao Yi to build a votive image of Amituo-- the veneration of the Amitabha Buddha.
- 14 x 31 cm
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- Citation/references: Ryûmon sekkutsu no kenkyû, 1941. p. 260 (inscription no. 123).
General note: Script style: kai shu. ; Longmen Grottoes: Buddhist Cave Temples distributed on the cliffs along the banks of Yihe river, 13 kilometers south of Luoyang City, Henan Province. The carving work on the first cave at Longmen was already began when Emperor Xiaowen of Northern Wei Dynasty moved the capital to Luoyang in 495. Construction on caves had been carrying on for more than 500 years, during Western Wei, Eastern Wei, Northern Qi, Sui,Tang and Five Dynasties. Thus formed a scale of more than 2,000 caves and niches, over 100,000 images on 1-kilometer cliffs from south to north on the two hills of Yique.
Historical: Inscription date: 9th day of 4th mo. of 2nd. yr. of Yonglong, Tang Dynasty (681).
Inscription: Da Tang Yonglong er nian si yue jiu ri.....
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