South Jixiang Monastery, middle hall 南吉祥寺中殿https://architecturasinica.org/place/000215
- Middle Hall (English)
- 中殿 (Traditional Chinese)
- 中殿 (Simplified Chinese)
- zhōngdiàn (Pinyin)
- chung-tien (Wade-Giles)
- Nanjixiangsi zhongdian (English)
- 南吉祥寺中殿 (Traditional Chinese)
- 南吉祥寺中殿 (Simplified Chinese)
- 過殿 (Traditional Chinese)3
- Passage Hall (English)
- Lat. 35.77675° Long. 113.12075°
The Middle Hall 中殿, also known as the Passage Hall 過殿, was dated to the Song dynasty 宋代. Standing on a 0.40-meter-high stone platform, the Middle Hall is three bays wide by six rafters deep, with a single-rafter hip-gable roof danyan xieshanding 單檐歇山頂.
Characterized as the six-rafter construction 六架椽屋 style, the hall contains the six-rafter-cross beams 六椽栿 connecting the eaves. Only two pillars are used to support the eaves. Its pillar-top corbelling 柱頭斗栱 has five bracket sets 鋪作. These bracket sets reflect the danchao 單抄 structure, meaning they only have one perpendicular bracket arm that extends outward. They are also featured by their single descending cantilever xia’ang 下昂. The roof ridge (zhengji 正脊), jicha 脊剎, wenshou 吻獸, and fangxin 方心 are color-glazed. Lattice doors were once installed in the front and backside of the hall. Today, we can only see the reconstructed doors (Guojia wenwuju, III: 762; 57-C1). 2
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- 1 WILKINSON. 2000. Chinese History: A Manual, 12.
- 2 国家文物局. 2006. 中国文物地图集. 山西分册, III: 762; 57-C1.
- 3 楊. 1986. 中國名勝詞典, 178-9.
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Bibliography:HUANG Danni 黄聃婗, “South Jixiang Monastery, middle hall 南吉祥寺中殿 .” In Architectura Sinica, edited by . Entry published March 21, 2018. https://architecturasinica.org/place/000215.
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