Drain mouth stone attributed to the synagogue in Kaifeng - 926.21.47_1

926.21.47_1

Drain mouth stone attributed to the synagogue in Kaifeng

Medium:Stone
Geography: China
Date: ca. 1127 - 1368 AD
Period: Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty
Dimensions:
20.3 x 39.5 cm
Object number: 926.21.47
Credit Line: Bishop William C. White Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Bishop White Gallery of Chinese Temple Art
DescriptionThis drain mouth stone, carved with monkeys and vines, is typical of the style of the Song and Yuan dynasties. The Kaifeng synagogue was first constructed in 1163 and was rebuilt several times. Bishop White, the collector of this stone, has asserted that it comes from the Kaifeng synagogue. If this is indeed the case, it would have been part of the original construction of the only synagogue in China until the 19th century.
Collection:
China
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