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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Beijing, Beijing Shi (municipality), Chinaen_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 1271-1644 (inclusive)en_US
dc.creatorArnikoen_US
dc.date1271-1644en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-19T19:12:42Z
dc.date.available2014-12-19T19:12:42Z
dc.date.issued1271-1644en_US
dc.identifier253122en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2982en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/168870
dc.descriptionBase of the stupa, a notched square plan, representing the earth, and top dome, rising behind gate wall; The Miaoying si (Temple of the Miraculous Response) is one of the Buddhist temples and lamaseries in Beijing which predate the Yuan city; the original buildings dated to the Liao. Stupa-type pagodas flourished between the 13th and 18th centuries, when the Chinese were close to or keen to placate their Lamaist Buddhist neighbors in Mongolia and Tibet. As a result, the stupas are closer to Tibetan forms: giant, white, tapering bottle shapes topped with bronze flattened umbrella shapes. The prototype and most notable is the Bai ta (White Pagoda or White Dagoba; 1271, Yuan Dynasty), which dominates the temple complex. Built by Arniko, a Nepalese artist and architect employed by Kublai Khan, it took ten years to complete. The rest of the remaining buildings date from the Ming Dynasty (the area as rebuilt was smaller, 3.2 acres total). The White Stupa was spared during the Cultural Revolution, but the temple suffered severe damage in the 1976 Tangshan Earthquake. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/ (accessed 5/13/2014)en_US
dc.format.mediumpainted wood; stone; bronze; unglazed grey roof tilesen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectdeitiesen_US
dc.subjectBuddhism and art--Chinaen_US
dc.subjecttantric Buddhismen_US
dc.subjectYüanen_US
dc.subjectMingen_US
dc.titleMiaoying Templeen_US
dc.title.alternativeMiaoying sien_US
dc.title.alternative妙应寺en_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-CH-B-MM-G12en_US
vra.culturalContextChineseen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling), painting and painting techniquesen_US
vra.worktypetempleen_US
vra.worktypepagoda (building)en_US
vra.worktypemonasteryen_US
dc.contributor.displayArniko (Nepalese architect, ca. 1244-ca. 1306)en_US


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