What was your original face?

What was your original face?

Han-shan and Shih-te stonerubbing

Chinese literaturePosted by Vidar Mon, January 11, 2010 20:58:32
The well known stonerubbing that has given most of us the visual of Han-shan and Shih-te, is based on a painting by Luo Ping (1733-1799). The painting is now in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.



The stonerubbing is from an engraved stone stele in the Hanshan Temple in Suzhou. Carved by Tang Renzhai some time in the years 1875-1908. The stele is larger (125x60 cm vs the paintings 78.7x51.8) with some minor differences in the details.

Source: Page 174-175 of Eccentric Visions: The Worlds of Luo Ping
Zürich : Mueseum Rietberg, 2009. - 3003 s. - ISBN 978-3-907077-44-3

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