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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Suzhou, Jiangsu, Chinaen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1179-1181 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date1179-1181en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-19T19:13:42Z
dc.date.available2014-12-19T19:13:42Z
dc.date.issued1179-1181en_US
dc.identifier253193en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2983en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/168941
dc.descriptionSanqing dian, stone railings with carved lotus columns and bas-relief panels from Five Dynasties period; The Xuanmiao guan ("Monastery of Mystery"), is one of the oldest Daoist halls in China and was completed between 1179 and 1181. It is a rare surviving example of Southern Song (1127-1279) wood architecture, which probably still retains much of its original form despite later repairs and remodeling. Its construction was apparently based on the tenets expounded in the architectural manual Yingzao fashi ("Building standards"; 1103) and served as a model for later Japanese construction. The main hall of the monastery is dedicated to the Three Pure Ones (Sanqing dian). The entrance hall, the Zhang Shan Men, is also wood, rebuilt in 1775. The complex has seven halls; to the east of the Sanqing dian are Wenchang Hall, the Doumu Pavilion and the Shouxing Hall. The western side includes Leizun or Leishen (God of Thunder) Hall and the Caishen (God of Wealth) Hall. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/ (accessed 6/16/2014)en_US
dc.format.mediumwooden_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectdeitiesen_US
dc.subjectTaoisten_US
dc.subjectSouthern Songen_US
dc.titleXuanmiao Templeen_US
dc.title.alternativeXuanmiaoguanen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-CH-SH-SX-A64en_US
vra.culturalContextChineseen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling), carving (processes)en_US
vra.worktypetempleen_US
vra.worktypemonasteryen_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Chinese)en_US


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