Rubel Rubbings Virtual Collection
 
Title
Offering of votive image dedicated by a Buddhist monk, Tan Zong; Niu Hongzhi and others
Bi qiu Tan Zong Niu Hongzhi deng zao Shi Jia xiang er pusa ji
Name/Creator
Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, United States, United States, donor
VIA ID
olvwork294619 
Digital Object
Offering of votive image dedicated by a Buddhist monk, Tan Zong; Niu Hongzhi and others.   Bi qiu Tan Zong Niu Hongzhi deng zao Shi Jia xiang er pusa ji
Location
Harvard Fine Arts Library, Special Collections; E-409

Longmen Caves, Luoyang, Henan, China
Creation Date
1923-1925
Description
17 x 36.5 cm
Form/Genre
still image

rubbings
Style
Tang
Culture
Chinese
Materials Type
ink
Materials Type
paper
Materials Type
intaglio
Subject
Buddhism ;  votive offerings ;  inscriptions ;  cave temples

Note
Rubbing of inscription from votive offering.

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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