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Shuxiang Temple Stele Baycroft, Anne; Bass, Emma; Mitchell, Maggie

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The images taken depict a seven stone stele outside the Hall of Mañjuśrī in Shuxiang Temple. Shuxiang Temple is located between the Central and Southern peaks of Mount Wutai. The temple was built during the East Jin Dynasty and reconstructed again during the Tang Dynasty, Yuan Dynasty (1325), and Ming Dynasty (1496). The temple was built for the veneration and worship of the Bodhisattva Mañjuśrī. To the right of the main hall sit two stele dating from the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty written in Chinese. To the left of the main hall are two stele dating from the Ming Dynasty written in Chinese. Further off to the left sits a Ming Dynasty stele in both Chinese and Tibetan script. Closer to the Main Hall entrance sit two more Qing Dynasty stele written in Chinese. Ming Dynasty stele #1, Chinese [1413]. Close-up, right-hand top corner of Ming Dynasty stele #1, Chinese [1415]. Ming Dynasty stele #2, Chinese [1417]. Ming Dynasty Stele #3, Chinese [1419]. Close-up of Ming Dynasty stele #3, Chinese [1421]. Close-up of Ming Dynasty stele #3, Chinese [1422]. Ming Dynasty Stele #4, Chinese [1423]. Ming Dynasty stele #4 [1424]. Close-up, top of Ming Dynasty Stele #4 [1425]. Close-up, right-hand side of Ming Dynasty Stele #4 [1426]. Ming Dynasty stele #5, Tibetan [1427]. Ming Dynasty stele #5, Tibetan [1428]. Close-up, right-hand corner Ming Dynasty stele #5, Tibetan [1429]. Qing Dynasty stele #6, Chinese [1430]. Close-up of top, Qing Dynasty stele #6, Chinese [1433]. Qing Dynasty stele #7, Chinese [1435]. Close-up of top, Qing Dynasty stele #7, Chinese [1436].

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