Stamped brick - ROM2005_6151_5

ROM2005_6151_5

Stamped brick

Medium:Moulded earthenware
Geography: Reportedly from Leshan Xian, Sichuan province, China
Date: 1008-1016 AD
Period: Northern Song Dynasty, Dazhong Xiangfu Period
Dimensions:
52.3 x 4.6 cm
Object number: 975.279
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Margaret Quentin
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Chinese Architecture
DescriptionThe stamp on this brick depicts the building for which it was used, the Yangguang pagoda in Jiading. The text on the early 20th-century label indicates that this pagoda was later taken down because it caused bad fengshui for some family tombs. On the other hand, pagodas were sometimes erected to improve the fengshui of a place.
Collection:
China
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