Doorkeepers (guardian deities), Buddhist temple, Guangzhou

Doorkeepers (guardian deities), Buddhist temple, Guangzhou

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: UB01-22. From an album held in University of Bristol Library, Special Collections (ref: DM2520/1). Other prints of this photograph by Lai Fong (Afong Studio) include a numbered letterpress caption: "No. 349, TING-WONG, OR GUARDIANS OF THE PORTAL." Sometimes the number 349 has been crossed out in pencil and renumbered 350. The photograph by was most likely taken in Canton (Guangzhou), or possibly Hong Kong. See the Lai Afong (Afong Studio) Number Lists in ‘History of Photography in China, Chinese Photographers 1844-1879’ by Terry Bennett, page 318.

Caption in album or on mount

Doorkeepers, Buddhist temple. Canton.

Location

Guangzhou

Estimated Date

1875

Dimensions

250mm x 203mm

Material

Paper

Media

Black and white photograph

Repository

University of Bristol Library, Special Collections