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Chinese Carved Wooden Temple Architectural Panel

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Architectural Elements: Pre 1900: Item # 1156177
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Right side of a carved wooden architectural panels that were once used in a temple. The panels are carved with a pair of smiling figures set near a tree. The panel may have been placed under the corner eaves of the roof above the pillars. Elaborate carvings became popular during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) various motifs and designs were created often seen in Taoist and Confucian temple architecture. These motifs is thought to represent the central philosophy of the religion. Age: 19th century. Size: Height: 28.5" Width: 7" Length: 16".