Memorial Stele for Chan Master Dazhi (657-736), in clerical script

Calligrapher: Shi Weize 史惟則 (early to mid-8th century)
Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, inscription: 736; rubbing: 20th century
Ink on paper
H x W: 204.5 x 101.5 cm (80 1/2 x 39 15/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Peking University
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Rubbing (mounted on panel)

China, lettering, monk, rubbing, Tang dynasty (618 - 907), WWII-era 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.

Previous Owner(s)

Peking University

Published References
  • Shodo Zenshu. 27 vols., Tokyo. vol. 8: pls. 110-111.
  • Ando Kosei, Nishikawa Yasushi. Seian Hirin [Stone monuments in Sian, China]. Tokyo. pls. 72-75.
  • Dr. D. Tokiwa, Dr. T. Sekino. Buddhist Monuments in China. Tokyo, 1925-1930. pls. 39-42.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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