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Side Tower
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This painting depicts a set of the three-tiered side towers of the imperial palace, including one big tower and two small towers, with decorated trapezoidal bases, where the traces of honeysuckles and vine scrolls are found. Double-eave-hipped roofs have grotesque animals on each end, intricately painted beams and brackets denote their highest rank as imperial buildings.

History of the Object
Crown Prince Yi De, called Li Chongrun became a victim of his grandmother, he was sentenced to death at the age of just 19 for opposing her autocracy. In 705, he was awarded posthumously the title of Crown Prince Yi De. In 706, his body was moved from Luoyang to the Qianling Tomb areas and was buried in a satellite tomb. There are 40 well-preserved mural paintings on the walls. All these show Li Chongrun's special identity and extraordinary status.

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Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
stone, paint; it is a mural 
Measurements
Width 280 cm. Height 280 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
China 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 7th century ~ AD 10th century 
Creation date
7th Century - 10th Century; Tang Dynasty (618-907) 
Function
Mural for tomb decoration 
Acquisition
Excavated in 1971 from the eastern and western walls of the passageway of Prince Yide Li Chongrun’s tomb, Qianxian county, Shaanxi Province 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Shaanxi History Museum 
Museum
Shaanxi History Museum 
Credit line
 

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