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Glazed-tile pagoda, Beijing
Place of Origin: China
Date: before 1927
Materials: Tinted photograph
Dimensions: H. 17 3/4 in x W. 13 3/4 in, H. 45.1 cm x W. 34.9 cm
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: Chinese Art
Collection: Photography
Object Number: B60M513
On Display: No

Description

Label: A number of pagodas covered with glazed tiles exist in and around Beijing. Some of them are on the extensive grounds of the Summer Palace. This particular pagoda is hard to identify; it is also unusual in that the stories are of different heights. It probably was built under the Qianlong emperor (reigned 1736–1795), as were many of the buildings seen in this group of photographs.

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Exhibition History: "Photographic Memories" Rotation 1 (Tateuchi Gallery, March 13, 2009 - August 30, 2009)
Label: A number of pagodas covered with glazed tiles exist in and around Beijing. Some of them are on the extensive grounds of the Summer Palace. This particular pagoda is hard to identify; it is also unusual in that the stories are of different heights. It probably was built under the Qianlong emperor (reigned 1736–1795), as were many of the buildings seen in this group of photographs.
Exhibition History: "Photographic Memories" Rotation 1 (Tateuchi Gallery, March 13, 2009 - August 30, 2009)