"Li Jing Stele" (detail) 658
The full name of "Li Jing Monument" is "The Monument and Preface to the Monument of Duke Wei Jingwu, the Governor of Wei Jingwu and Situ Bingzhou, the Former Minister of the Tang Dynasty." Regular script. 39 lines, 82 words per line. Written by Xu Jingzong and written by Wang Zhijing. Lushan Shengming Gong was engraved in Liquan, Shaanxi. It was erected in the third year of Xianqing of Tang Dynasty (658) and is one of the burial monuments in Zhaoling Mausoleum. Forest of Steles in Xi'an, Tibet. The short seal characters are inscribed with two crosses: "In the Tang Dynasty, the opening ceremony of the government and the right servant of the three ministers shot the Situ Wei Jingwu Gong Monument". Half of the stele has been obliterated, leaving only about 2,000 characters. There is a postscript written by You Shixiong in the fourth year of Yuanyou of the Song Dynasty (1089) on the back of the stele, with 13 lines and 20 characters.
The calligraphy on this stele is sharp and elegant, graceful on the outside and strong on the inside. It comes from the lineage of Yu and Chu, and contains the legacy of the northern stele. Zhang Huaiguan of the Tang Dynasty commented on Wang Zhijing's book and said: "It has both skin and bone, the spear and halberd are enough to defend oneself, and the hair is enough to fly over." "Graphite Engraved Hua" said: "Zhijing's book was well-known at that time. The reviewer said that it was as good as Fang Xuanling and Fang Xuanling. Yin Zhongrong and Bo Zhong. In my opinion, this stele is so beautiful that it rivals Ouyang Shugeng and Yu Yongxing." It is Wang Zhijing's masterpiece and can be said to be an important work in the early Tang Dynasty.