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Tibetan Buddhist Temple, Beijing
Place of Origin: China
Date: before 1927
Materials: Tinted photograph
Dimensions: H. 18 in x W. 14 1/2 in, H. 45.8 cm x W. 36.8 cm
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: Chinese Art
Collection: Photography
Object Number: B60M515
On Display: No

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The Qianlong emperor (reigned 1736-1795), who was born in this building, converted it into a Tibetan Buddhist temple in 1745. It is the largest and one of the best preserved of such temples in Beijing. The Qianlong emperor was a practitioner of Tibetan-style Buddhism.

Here an abbot is pictured standing next to a large incense burner in the courtyard of the temple. His distinctive hat identifies him as belonging to the Gelugpa order of Tantric Buddhism.


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Exhibition History: "Photographic Memories" Rotation 1 (Tateuchi Gallery, March 13, 2009 - August 30, 2009)
Label:

The Qianlong emperor (reigned 1736-1795), who was born in this building, converted it into a Tibetan Buddhist temple in 1745. It is the largest and one of the best preserved of such temples in Beijing. The Qianlong emperor was a practitioner of Tibetan-style Buddhism.

Here an abbot is pictured standing next to a large incense burner in the courtyard of the temple. His distinctive hat identifies him as belonging to the Gelugpa order of Tantric Buddhism.


Exhibition History: "Photographic Memories" Rotation 1 (Tateuchi Gallery, March 13, 2009 - August 30, 2009)