Qianmen Hutong 前门胡同
|Carved, wooden roses in three-dimensional relief decorate scrollwork of twining leaves over this doorway. The modified Greek key design, shown below, is a common decorative motif in Chinese architecture and pottery.
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update: August 2009
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