Votive offering by Bian Kong to build a votive image of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva; and another votive offering to build a votive image of Guanyin Bodhisattva: Bian Kong zao Di zang ji - Xiao guang jing ru zao Guan yin xiang ji (1)
- Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
Ksitigarbha, associated name, subject
Avalokitesvara, associated name, subject
- Rubbing of inscription from votive offering by Bian Kong to build a votive image of Dizang pu sa (Di zang: Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, Bodhisattva of Earth Store or Earth Womb); and another votive offering 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.)
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- 23.5 x 16 cm
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- Longmen Caves, Luoyang, Henan, China
- Citation/references: Ryûmon sekkutsu no kenkyû, 1941. p. 262 (inscription no. 147).
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: Bian Kong pu wei si sheng ju de.....
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