Chinese Rubbings Collection

Offering of votive image (Amitayus Buddha) from a Buddhist monk, Hui Jian: Bi qiu Hui Jian zao Wu liang shou fo ji

Creator/Contributor:
Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
Amitayus, associated name, subject
Description:
Rubbing of inscription from votive offering dedicated by Buddhist monk Hui Jian to build a votive image of Wu liang shou fo, The Buddha Amitayus-- Buddha of limitless life, also called the Buddha of Immeasurable Light.
Creation Date:
1923-1925
Extent:
64 x 38.5 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Buddhism
votive offerings
inscriptions
cave temples
Buddhist monks
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
?
Materials/Techniques:
ink
paper
intaglio
Places:
Longmen Caves, Luoyang, Henan, China
Notes:
Citation/references: Ryûmon sekkutsu no kenkyû, 1941. p. 280 (inscription no. 391).
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 Hui Jian wei wan fu mu.....
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork292226/urn-3:FHCL:656719/catalog
Record ID:
W292226_urn-3:FHCL:656719