Ouyang Xun's regular script "Inscriptions on the Stupa of Yong Zen Master Huadu Temple" in multiple editions
Ouyang Xun's Song Rubbings of the Tower Inscription of Zen Master Yong at Huadu Temple
"Inscription on the Stupa of Yong Zen Master of Huadu Temple", written by Baiyao of Tang and Li, written by Ouyang Xun, inscribed in the fifth year of Tang Zhenguan (631). The original Shi Jiu lost, Weng Fanggang test is thirty-five lines, thirty-three characters.
The calligraphy of this monument is strong and tightly structured. "Jiucheng Palace" was written a year earlier, so the style is very similar, but the rigor is more than stretched. Yuan Zhao Mengfu commented: "Tang Zhenguan is able to write, Ouyang rate is the best, and the "Yong Zen Master Ta Inscription" is also the best." The Qing Dynasty Jinshi family Weng Fanggang spoke highly of the calligraphy of this stele, thinking that this stele was the best In "Jiucheng Palace Liquan Inscription". Although the praise is too much, it can show that the calligraphy of this monument does have its own uniqueness.
According to legend, at the beginning of the Qingli of the Northern Song Dynasty, Fan Yong saw the original monument of "Huadu Temple" at Nanshan Buddhist Temple, and sighed as the most precious treasure. The monks in the temple mistakenly believed that there were treasures in the stone, breaking the stone to ask for it, but could not abandon it. After the Jingkang Rebellion, the remnants of rocks were broken and lost. Several reprints have been circulated in the Song Dynasty.
The collection of the Shanghai Library (above), that is, the Sioutang edition is an original stone rubbing of the Tang Dynasty, and it is the only one at home. At the beginning of the book are Wu Hufan's "Study of Stele Survey" and "Stele Form of Huadu Temple". In the book, there are inscriptions by Weng Fanggang, Luo Zhenyu, Wu Hufan, Paul Pelliot, Shen Yinmo, Li Hongyi, Zhu Xiaozang, Wu Mei, Jiang Zuyi, Ye Gongchuo, etc. A photocopy of the "Dunhuang Remnant" is attached to the end of the booklet.
This scripture is collected by Ming Wangyan (Meng Yang), Chen Bogong, Qingcheng Prince, Rongjun Wang, Pan Zuyin, etc. As far as Pan, he became the dowry of his niece Pan Jingshu and went to Wu Hufan's collection. The Wu family combined this book with the three steles of Song Tuo'u's "Jiucheng Palace", "Yu Gonggong", and "The Birth of Huangfu" in a box, and the name is "The Secret Collection of Four Europes".
《化度寺碑》The Dunhuang Manuscripts in the British Library
《化度寺碑》The Dunhuang Manuscripts in the French National Library Collection