Detail View: Design Library Image Collection: Hanging Monastery

Accession Number: 
188382
Order Title: 
Archivision Addition Module SEVEN--6,160 images
Type of View: 
partialView
View Title: 
Sculpture in the hall, standing Daoist figures
Date of View: 
6/5/2009
Image description: 
The principal difference between Daoist and Buddhist figures is that whereas the latter are based on foreign prototypes, the former are Chinese and are dressed in contemporary Chinese styles. The statues of Daoist hero-gods are governed by the conventions of the classical tradition of Chinese sculpture. Unlike cross-legged Buddhist figures, these deities sit with feet on the ground or stand upright, looking forward.
Image Rights: 
¿ Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.
Source Institution: 
Archivision, Inc.
Collection: 
Addition Module SEVEN
Culture: 
Chinese
Work Types: 
Architecture; religious structures; temples
Work Types: 
complexes; sites (locations); historic sites
Work Types: 
Architecture; religious complexes; religious communities; monasteries (built complexes)
Preferred Title: 
Hanging Monastery
Agent Display: 
Unknown (Chinese)
Date: 
rebuilt 1368-1911 (alteration)
Materials: 
wood; polychrome glazed ceramic tile; stone; brick; paint
Technique: 
painting and painting techniques
Measurement: 
152.5 m2 (area)
Alternate Title: 
Hanging Temple
Alternate Title: 
Xu¿nkong S¿
Alternate Title: 
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Locations: 
Hunyuan, Shanxi, China
Location Type: 
(site)
Style/Period: 
Ming
Style/Period: 
Northern Wei
Style/Period: 
Qing
Classification: 
Architecture