Notes on the Geography of China: Beijing: Imperial Palaces: Photo 17
Rafters of the Hall of Mental Cultivation. This polychrome painting, though faded, is in that most prestigious style, called he xi. Each beam is divided into three sections. The ends are covered with circular patterns (gu tou), the centers with dragons and phoenixes (fang xin), and the intervening sections with lotus or, alternatively, ogival shapes or zigzags (zao tou). The other painting styles are the Xian zi and Suzhou styles. Both are geometric or floral, without the dragon and phoenix.
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