Chinese rubbings and inscriptions

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The Fine Arts Library at Harvard University has a great collection of rubbings of all kinds of Chinese inscriptions and carvings, and the whole collection is online at The rubbings were made from ancient stone stelae, tomb tablets, Buddhist
and Daoist scriptures on stelae and rocks, as well as inscriptions and designs
copied from bronze vessels, jade objects, ceramics, tomb bricks, and roof
tiles, objects dating from the Qin Dynasty (221-207 BCE)
to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 CE). The online collection includes high-quality images that can be zoomed. It can be searched or browsed by subject. This is a great resource for looking at ancient Chinese calligraphy, religion, and functional objects!