Offering of votive image (Guanyin Bodhisattva) from a Buddhist nun ; Bi qiu ni ? Si zao Guan yin xiang
- Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
Avalokitesvara, associated name, subject
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- Rubbing of inscription from votive offering by a Buddhist nun to build a votive image of Guanshiyin (Guanyin Bodhisattva, a Buddhist deity called Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, known to the Chinese as Guanyin Bodhisattva-- the Bodhisattva of Compassion or Goddess of Great Mercy.)
- 31.5 x 14 cm
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- Citation/references: Ryûmon sekkutsu no kenkyû, 1941. p. 261 (inscription no. 144).
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.
Inscription: Inscription: Bi qiu ni ? si jing zao.....
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