Chinese Rubbings Collection

Youfang zao xiang ji

Creator/Contributor:
Horikoshi, Yoshihiro, Japanese, associated name, donor
Creation Date:
1912-1945
Description:
Rubbing of inscription from votive offering dedicated by Youfang .
Extent:
64 x 38 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:
General note: Script style: zheng shu. ; Ta pian, folded, mounted, 1 leaf, 30cm. ; 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: 9717525
Historical: Inscription date: Northern Wei Dynasty (384-536).
Repository:
Harvard-Yenching Library, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork296825/urn-3:FHCL:1479024/catalog
Record ID:
W296825_urn-3:FHCL:1479024