Stele with Daoist Triad and Three Daoist Scriptures in standard script 《三清像》及《太上老君常清静經》、《太上昇玄消灾護命經》、《太上天尊説生天得道經》碑

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At A Glance

  • Period

    inscription: 980; rubbing: 20th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (image): 121.8 x 64.1 cm (47 15/16 x 25 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Bai Jiancan 白建璨 (late 10th century)
  • Calligrapher

    Pang Renxian 龐仁顯 (late 10th century)
  • Provenance

    To ?
    Peking University, Beijing, China. [1]
    From 1976
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Peking University, Beijing, China. [2]
    [1] According to the Curatorial Remark 4 in the object record, this rubbing was donated by Peking University, Beijing, China at an undetermined date.
    [2] According to Kate Theimer’s note from June 6, 1995, “This rubbing appears to have been given by the Peking University to the Freer Gallery of Art at an undetermined date prior to 1976. It was transferred from the Library to the permanent collection in 1976.”
    Also see object file, and the Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Daoism in the Arts in China (December 16, 2006 to July 1, 2007)
    Chinese Calligraphy and Ceramics (April 18, 1977 to April 8, 1978)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Peking University
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Peking University
  • Type

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