Chinese Stone Rubbings Collection
About this CollectionThe East Asian Library’s collection of Chinese rubbings is second in number, outside of East Asia, only to that of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The nucleus of the collection, over 1,500 items, was acquired in 1950 from the estate of Mitsui Soken, a wealthy Japanese bibliophile, and includes albums of rubbings once owned by noted Chinese connoisseurs of the nineteenth century. Other important acquisitions were made through purchase from Chinese scholars and dealers and through the bequest of Professor Woodbridge Bingham’s collection.
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