Jin Shrines, Iron Man Terrace 晉祠鐵人臺https://architecturasinica.org/place/000048p
- Iron Man Terrace (English)
- 鐵人臺 (Traditional Chinese)
- 铁人台 (Simplified Chinese)
- Tiěréntái (Pinyin)
- T`oeh-jen-t`ai (Wade-Giles)
- Lotus Terrace (English)
- 蓮花臺 (Traditional Chinese)
- 莲花台 (Simplified Chinese)
Originally built during the Shaosheng reign period of Song Zhezong (1094-1098). Four cast-iron statues are located in the four corners of the terrace, considered to be water-guarding spirits. They are nicknamed the 4 Iron Han, each are more than 5 feet tall. 2 were cast in the Shaosheng period, one in the Huizong’s Zhenghe period (1111-1118), and one in the Ming Hongzhi period (1488-1506). The original purpose of this terrace, as well as later repairs to the statues, is discussed more fully in Miller’s The Divine Nature of Power, Chapter 6.1
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- 1 MILLER. 2007. The Divine Nature of Power: Chinese Ritual Architecture at the Sacred Site of Jinci, 192.
- 2 WILKINSON. 2000. Chinese History: A Manual, 12.
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Bibliography:Tracy Miller, “Jin Shrines, Iron Man Terrace 晉祠鐵人臺 .” In Architectura Sinica, edited by . Entry published October 23, 2020. https://architecturasinica.org/place/000048p.
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