03-18-2017 03-18-2017
Skinner Auctions
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2992B Boston
March 18, 2017 11:00 AMCalender

Pair of Rubbings from Tang Dynasty Steles

Auction: Asian Works Of Art - 2992B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 18, 2017 11:00AM


Pair of Rubbings from Tang Dynasty Steles, China, early 20th century, one titled datang sanzang shengjiao xu, inscribed by Emperor Tang Taizong, another titled Datang sanzang shengjiao xuji, by Emperor Tang Gaozong, both regarded as the Preface of Holy Doctrine of Great Tang Xuanzang, honoring monk Xuanzang who returned to China from India with Buddhist scriptures and classics, calligraphy by Chu Suiliang (596-685), ink on rice paper, both 59 x 38, title 11 x 14 in.
Estimate $800-1,000

Some tearings at the flod lines, but overall in good condition

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Tang Gaozong, Tang Taizong, Tang Xuanzang, China, India