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ARCHITECTURE & ICONOGRAPHY

  

 

 

  dougong as lampposts

 

China

The concept of dougong (fig.) is uniquely Chinese, and the people regard the interlocking brackets as an iconographic symbol of their culture.

 

Hence, it nowadays also appears as a freestanding monument, often as a pillar with a historical reference, but it may occasionally also be functional, as seen here, where they double as lampposts.

 

  dougong as lampposts