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
Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, United States, United States, donorVIA ID
Harvard Fine Arts Library, Special Collections; E-409
Longmen Caves, Luoyang, Henan, China
17 x 36.5 cmForm/Genre
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.