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Temple Architecture

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Works of Art (25)

Altarpiece dedicated to Buddha Maitreya (Mile), Northern Wei dynasty, dated 524, China, Gilt bronze (38.158.1a–n)
Antefix with the head of Medusa, 6th century B.C., Tarantine; Said to be from Taranto, Terracotta (26.60.73)
Architectural Ensemble from a Jain Meeting Hall, last quarter of 16th century, India, Gujarat, Patan, Teak with traces of color (16.133,1,2)
Block from a relief depicting a battle, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, possibly the reign of Amenhotep II, ca. 1427–1400 B.C., From Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, el-Asasif, Temple of Ramesses IV, foundation (reused), MMA 1912–1913, Sandstone, paint (13.180.21)
Christ among the Doctors, early 15th century, Spanish (Catalan), Tempera and gold on wood (32.100.123)
Classical Landscape with Gypsies, 1748, John Wootton (British), Oil on canvas (32.53.2)
Dish in the Form of a Temple, 3rd–5th century, Roman or Byzantine; Found in Carthage (now in Tunisia, North Africa), Rock crystal (55.135.5)
Door guardian (dvarapala) with a bow, ca. 4th century; Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Stucco (1991.132)
Eagle Relief, 10th–13th century, Mexico; Toltec, Andesite/dacite, paint (93.27.2)
Foundation peg in the shape of the forepart of a lion, 2200–2000 B.C., Probably Tell Mozan (ancient Urkish), northeastern Syria, Bronze (48.180)
The Illustrated Legends of the Jin'ôji temple, Nanbokuchô period (1336–92), 14th century, Japan, Fragment of a handscroll; ink and color on paper (1975.268.36)
Ionic capital, torus (foliated base), and parts of a fluted column shaft from the Temple of Artemis at Sardis, 4th century B.C., Greek, Lydian, Marble (26.59.1)
Magical stela, Late Period, Dynasty 30, reign of Nectanebo II, ca. 360–343 B.C., Egyptian; from Alexandria, Greywacke (50.85)
The Old Plum, Edo period, 1646, Kano Sansetsu (Japanese), Four sliding door panels (fusuma); ink, color, gold leaf on paper (1975.268.48a-d)
Orthostat relief: hunting scene, 850–830 B.C.; Neo-Hittite period, Excavated at south wall of Temple Palace, Tell Halaf, northern Syria, Basalt (43.135.2)
Rafter finial in the shape of a dragon's head and wind chime, Koryô dynasty (918–1392), 10th century,Korea, Gilt bronze (1999.263ab)
Saint John the Baptist with Scenes from His Life, 1464–1507, Domingo Ram (Spanish), Tempera on wood, gold ground (25.120.929)
Scene from "Channel Buoys" (Miotsukushi), chapter 14 of the Tale of Genji, Nanbokuchô period (1336–92), late 14th century, Japan, Handscroll; ink and color on paper (1975.268.33)
Standing man, 1st–2nd century A.D.; Parthian period, Iran, Gray stone (51.72.1)
Temple of Dendur, Roman period, reign of Augustus Caesar, ca. 15 B.C., Egyptian; from Nubia, Dendur, Sandstone (68.154)
Temple of Edfu, 1867, Gustave Le Gray (French), Albumen silver print from paper negative (2005.100.192)
Temple strut with a devata standing on a hermit sage, 13th century, Nepal, Wood (1988.148.2)
Temple Types: In Antis and Prostyle, ca. 1530–50, Attributed to the Sangallo family, Florence, Pen and brown ink (2008.105.2)
Tent Divider (Te Saqwit), 19th–20th century, Sudan; Beja peoples, Cotton, leather, beads, cowrie shells, palm leaf (1996.455)
Various Roman Ionic capitals compared with Greek examples, from Julien-David Le Roy's Les ruines des plus beaux monuments de la Grèce (1758): Plate 20 of Della magnificenza ed architettura de' romani, 1761, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian), Engraving (