string(22) "edanmdm:fsg_F1976.36.1" Stele with Tao Gu's preface to Zhang Zhongxun's copy of "Biographies of Eminent Monks" in running script and heading in seal script 《張仲荀抄高僧傳序碑》 - National Museum of Asian Art

Stele with Tao Gu's preface to Zhang Zhongxun's copy of "Biographies of Eminent Monks" in running script and heading in seal script 《張仲荀抄高僧傳序碑》

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At A Glance

  • Period

    inscription: late 10th century; rubbing: 20th century
  • Geography

    China
  • Material

    Ink on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 147.2 x 79 cm (57 15/16 x 31 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1976.36.1
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1976.36.1

Object Details

  • Calligrapher

    Mengying 夢英 (mid- to late 10th century)
    Heading by Guo Zhongshu (傳)郭忠恕 (910-977)
  • Provenance

    To ?
    Peking University, Beijing, China. [1]
    From 1976
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Peking University, Beijing, China. [2]
    Notes:
    [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

    Chinese Calligraphy and Ceramics (April 18, 1977 to April 8, 1978)
    Chinese Art (January 1, 1963 to March 6, 1981)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Peking University
  • Origin

    China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Peking University
  • Type

    Rubbing
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