Anchan Monastery, sutra hall 安禪寺藏經殿https://architecturasinica.org/place/000124
- sutra hall (English)
- 藏經殿 (Traditional Chinese)
- 藏经殿 (Simplified Chinese)
- Cángjīngdiàn (Pinyin)
- Ts'ang-ching-tien (Wade-Giles)
- Anchansi zangjingdian (English)
- 安禪寺藏經殿 (Traditional Chinese)
- 安禅寺藏经殿 (Simplified Chinese)
- Lat. 37.42453333° Long. 112.5473333°
Building InformationThe zangjingdian (藏经殿) or the sutra repository hall of Anchansi is built on a brick podium. The front façade is 3-bays wide and the depth is 3-bays. The central bay is twice as wide as the side bays. It has a single eaves hip-gable roof, laid with yellow and green glazed tiles with square centers. Under the eaves are four layer bracket sets (pūzuò) with a single huágŏng (petal bracket arm) and a locust head style shuătóu (trifling-tip), there is one intercolumnar bracket set in each bay. The entasis of the columns is prominent. The original system of woodwork/latticework is no longer extant.1
Dynasty Northern Song 960 - 1127 2
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- 1 中国文物地图集. 山西分册, III (xia): 762; 57-C1-1.
- 2 WILKINSON, Chinese History: A Manual, 12.
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