Chinese Rubbings Collection

Yuan Xiang zao xiang ji: Beihai wang Yuan Xiang mu zi zao Mile xiang

Creator/Contributor:
Horikoshi, Yoshihiro, Japanese, associated name, donor
Creation Date:
1912-1945
Description:
Rubbing of inscription from votive offering dedicated by Yuan Xiang (a prince buried in 1st. yr. of Yongping, Northern Wei Dynasty, 508).
Extent:
76 x 41 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Buddhism
votive offerings
inscriptions
cave temples
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Northern Wei
Minguo
Materials/Techniques:
ink
paper
intaglio
Places:
Longmen Caves, Luoyang, Henan, China
Notes:
Citation/references: Beijing tu shu guan cang Zhongguo li dai shi ke ta ben hui bian, 1989, v. 3, p. 40. ; Zeng bu jiao bei sui bi, 1981, p. 246-247. ; Shan ben bei tie lu, 1984, p. 65.
General note: Script style: zheng shu. ; Ta pian, folded, mounted, 1 leaf, 23cm. ; 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. ; For other information, please refer to HOLLIS number: 9717329
Historical: Inscription date: 23rd day of 9th mo. of 22rd. yr. of Taihe, Northern Wei Dynasty (498).
Repository:
Harvard-Yenching Library, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork296636/urn-3:FHCL:2972270/catalog
Record ID:
W296636_urn-3:FHCL:2972270