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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Hunyuan, Shanxi, Chinaen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1465-1487 (alteration); begun 1158 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date1158en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-25T17:18:03Z
dc.date.available2013-09-25T17:18:03Z
dc.date.issued1158en_US
dc.identifier235711en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2529en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/143446
dc.descriptionDetail, first set of brackets above the decorated base, dougong (cap and block) style; Located in the county town of Hunyuan, Shanxi Province, the Yuanjue Temple Pagoda was first constructed in 1158 during the Jin (Golden Tartars, or Jurchen) Dynasty and underwent major repairs between 1465 and 1487 during the Ming Dynasty. The main structure, however, still belongs to the Jin (Golden Tartars) Dynasty. More than thirty meters high, the octagonal pagoda has nine levels, a typical example of multi-eared pagodas of the Jin (Golden Tartars) Dynasty. The lower part of the pagoda is a four-meter Sumeru pedestal (named after the mythic Mount Sumeru, better known as Mt. Meru) with sculptures of singers, dancers, musicians, guardians, animals and plants around the sides. The images of the singers and dancers, all in different postures, are vivid, the guardians look bold and muscular, and the lions and other animals seem true to life. The front of the first storey of the pagoda has a door with a statue of Sakyamuni inside. The iron steeple has an iron bird on top that revolves with the wind just like a weather vane, a rare example among Buddhist pagodas in the country. The temple area includes two subsidiary buildings (being restored/ rebuilt in traditional style as of 2009), one a small temple hall. Source: Cultural China; http://www.cultural-china.com/ (accessed 8/3/2012)en_US
dc.format.mediumsandstone; clay tile; bricken_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectRestoration and conservationen_US
dc.subjectBuddhismen_US
dc.subjectBuddhisten_US
dc.subjectMingen_US
dc.subjectJin (Golden Tartars)en_US
dc.titleYuanjue Temple Pagodaen_US
dc.title.alternative圆觉寺塔en_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-CH-D-SP-B16en_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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