Offering of votive image dedicated by a Buddhist nun, Fa Wen, Fa Long and etc. ; Bi qiu ni Fa Wen, Fa Long deng zao Mile xiang ji (a), bi qiu ni Seng ? zao Mile Guanyin Yao shi xiang ji (a), ping jiang jun Su Fangcheng qi Zhao shi deng zao xiang ji
- Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
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- Rubbing of inscription from votive offering dedicated by donors.
- 47 x 58 cm
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- Northern Wei
- Citation/references: Ryûmon sekkutsu no kenkyû, 1941, p. 303, 308, 309.
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. ; Gu yang dong (Guyang Cave).
Historical: 509 AD, 525 AD, 540 AD.
- Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
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