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ID: 300391202
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Record Type: concept
chiwen (<culminating and edge ornaments for architectural>, architectural elements, ... Components (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Tile architectural ornaments that anchor the ends of a roof ridges. A development of the chiwei form, the chiwen takes the form of a dragon head with the body of a fish. The mouth of the dragon appears to swallow the ridge, providing additional stability and support for the roof structure.
 
Terms:
chiwen (preferred,C,U,English,UF,U,U)
chiwen (Chinese (transliterated Hanyu Pinyin),UF,U,U)
螭吻 (C,U,English,UF,U,U)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  V.PJ

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Objects Facet
Objects Facet
Hierarchy of Components (hierarchy name)
.... Components (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of components (objects parts)
........ components (objects parts) (G)
Hierarchy of <components by specific context>
............ <components by specific context> (G)
Hierarchy of architectural elements
................ architectural elements (G)
Hierarchy of <culminating and edge ornaments for architectural>
.................... <culminating and edge ornaments for architectural> (G)
Hierarchy of chiwen
........................ chiwen (G)

Sources and Contributors:
螭吻............  [VP]
...........  Personal Communication, Julia Grimes, Getty Research Institute (2014)
chiwen............  [VP Preferred]
.................  Guo Qinghua, The Mingqi Pottery Buildings of Han Dynasty China (2010) 149-150
.................  Levi, Review of The Construction of Space in Early China, T'oung Pao (2007)
.................  Personal Communication, Julia Grimes, Getty Research Institute (2014)
 
Subject: .....  [VP]
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Guo Qinghua, The Mingqi Pottery Buildings of Han Dynasty China (2010)
.......... Personal Communication, Julia Grimes, Getty Research Institute (2014)

 

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