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Tiantan eaves

Abstract

Close up of two of the three rings of eaves topping the Temple of Heaven's Hall of Prayer for a Prosperous Year. The three sets of conical eaves are unique in Chinese architecture; their roundness signifies Heaven (in contrast to Earth, which is square).

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This image and its metadata are available for use under the Creative Commons "Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5" license. You are free to use this work for any noncommercial purpose, providing you acknowledge both "IDEAS: Image Database to Enhance Asian Studies," and "John Williams, History Department, Colorado College." For more information on this license, please see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/ For uses that fall outside this license, please contact IDEAS.

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Colorado College
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