Zhejiang Archaeological research Bureau ed: LEIFENG YIZHEN. Treasures from the Leifeng Pagoda. Beijing, 2002. 201 pp. Colour plates and illustrations throughout. 29x22 cm. Boards.
Fascinating and wonderful excavation report of the Leifeng pagoda site at Hangzhou, dating from the Five Dynasties and which collapsed in 1924. The report focuses on the excavation and finds in the underground crypt of the temple which yielded some quite superb objects, including a stunning and highly-important silver and silver-gilt reliquary, a superb gilt Buddha supported on a dragon pillar, silver and gold objects, jades and bronze mirrors. In addition the report examines the architecture and construction of the pagoda. Excellent and detailed colour plates. List of contents and three page abstract in English. Main text in Chinese.
Available, as of: 13/03/2021
Was item 703 in printed List 200.
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