Set of rubbings of an excerpt from the "Sutra of Immeasurable Meanings" (Wuliangyi jing), carved 6th century, Xiangtangshan northern group of caves, South Cave, interior west wall

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  • Geography

    Xiangtangshan, Hebei province, China
  • Material

    Ink on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (1): 136.5 x 113.7 cm (53 3/4 x 44 3/4 in)
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Object Details

  • Origin

    Xiangtangshan, Hebei province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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