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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Ying County, Shanxi, Chinaen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1056 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date1056en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-25T17:17:07Z
dc.date.available2013-09-25T17:17:07Z
dc.date.issued1056en_US
dc.identifier235662en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2528en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/143397
dc.descriptionExterior of the shrine of the Shakyamuni Buddha; Also called the Mu ta (Timber Pagoda) or Fogong si. One of the extant buildings of the Liao dynasty, a Northern Chinese dynastic period dating from 907 to 1125; it was founded by the proto-Mongolian and nomadic Khitan people. Liao architecture displays Tang influence and an adherence to Buddhism. The pagoda is dedicated to Shakyamuni Buddha. The pagoda stands on a 4 m (13 ft) tall stone platform, has a 10 m (33 ft) tall steeple, and reaches a total height of 67.31 m (220.83 ft) tall; it is the oldest existent fully wooden pagoda still standing in China. The wide, octagonal, five-story (exterior) structure is somewhat squat. The compact bracket system supporting the steeply sloping and projecting eaves is fairly sophisticated, and flying rafters are employed throughout. The structure is unique: its six layers of exterior eaves conceal its interior construction: five interior colonnaded floors and four perimeter galleries, topped by a roof level. Moreover, 56 different bracketing formations have been identified, many of which correspond to illustrations in the Yingzao fashi of 50 years later. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/ (accessed 7/31/2012)en_US
dc.format.mediumwood; tileen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectdeitiesen_US
dc.subjectBuddhisten_US
dc.subjectBuddhismen_US
dc.subjectLiaoen_US
dc.titlePagoda of Fogong Templeen_US
dc.title.alternative佛宫寺释迦塔en_US
dc.title.alternativeMu ta (Timber Pagoda)en_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-CH-D-PFT-G9en_US
vra.culturalContextChineseen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypetempleen_US
vra.worktypepagoda (building)en_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Chinese)en_US


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