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Xitian Temple (西天寺) Stele Rubbings Baycroft, Anne; Mitchell, Maggie; Bass, Emma

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Ming Dynasty stele rubbings. The stele lay outside the walls of Xitian Temple a few hundred meters away from the temple's main gate. Xitian Temple resides near the centre of Mount Wutai, north of the town of Taihuai. The three Ming stele inscriptions are mounted on stone tortoises. Two of the inscriptions are upright, one with its stone top remaining, one with its stone top missing. The third Ming stele is on its side and partially buried. All rubbings are from one of the two standing stele. Engravings are in Chinese and Tibetan?. The top section of standing stele #1 [1393]. The top section of standing stele #1 [1394]. Top engraving on standing stele #1 [1396]. Top engraving on standing stele #1 [1397]. Middle section of standing stele #1 [1398]. Middle section of standing stele #1 [1399]. Middle section of standing stele #1 [1401]. Middle section of standing stele #1 [1402].

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