Chinese Rubbings Collection

Hou Liwu zao Guan yin xiang ji

Creator/Contributor:
Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
Avalokitesvara, associated name, subject
Description:
Rubbing of inscription from votive offering by Hou Liwu 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.)
Creation Date:
1923-1925
Extent:
31.5 x 14 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Buddhism
votive offerings
inscriptions
cave temples
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
?
Materials/Techniques:
ink
paper
intaglio
Places:
Longmen Caves, Luoyang, Henan, China
Notes:
Citation/references: Ryûmon sekkutsu no kenkyû, 1941. p. 261-2 (inscription no. 145).
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: Hou Liwu jing zao guan yin yi qu.....
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork291921/urn-3:FHCL:656708/catalog
Record ID:
W291921_urn-3:FHCL:656708