Buddhist scripture: True words of Heart Sutra (Banruoboluomi Xin jing), Tang Xuanzang translated edition.: Banruoboluomi Xin Jing (Tang Xuan Cang yi)
- Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
Xuanzang, ca. 630, Chinese, associated name, associated name
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- Rubbing from a stele inscribed with "Panruo boluomiduo xinjing"-- Heart Sutra, a Buddhist scripture. Translated by Xuanzang (596-664, a Buddhist monk active in Tang Dynasty).
- 46 x 27.5 cm
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- Longmen Caves, Luoyang, Henan, China
- Citation/references: Ryûmon sekkutsu no kenkyû, 1941.
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.
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