Chinese Rubbings Collection

Bei Wei zhi Bei Qi zao xiang

Creator/Contributor:
Horikoshi, Yoshihiro, Japanese, associated name, donor
Creation Date:
1912-1945
Description:
Rubbing of inscription from votive offering dedicated during Northern Wei Dynasty and Northern Qi Dynasty, 386-577.
Extent:
112 x 67 cm to 115 x 31 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Buddhism
votive offerings
inscriptions
cave temples
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Northern Wei
Northern Qi
Minguo
Materials/Techniques:
ink
paper
intaglio
Places:
Longmen Caves, Luoyang, Henan, China
Notes:
General note: Script style: zheng shu. ; Ta pian, folded, mounted, 7 leaves, 30cm. ; 1 seal, Kuyue wen ku (Horikoshi bunko), on each leaf. ; 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: 9717561
Historical: Inscription date: from Northern Wei Dynasty to Northern Qi Dynasty (386-577).
Repository:
Harvard-Yenching Library, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork296849/urn-3:FHCL:8065803/catalog
Record ID:
W296849_urn-3:FHCL:8065803