Italian family, originally from Siena, that included Agostino Chigi (1465-1520), a Roman banker and patron of the arts who built the Villa Farnesina in Rome (1508-11);Fabio Chigi (1599-1667),...
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(from the article `jinja`) ...at regular intervals, retaining through each reconstruction original elements of great antiquity, such as frames, floors, or roof beams. A ...
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== Origin == Chigi is thought to have been employed on Japanese buildings starting from the 1st century AD. Their existence during the Jōmon period (250–538) is well documented by numerous artifacts. Measurements for chigi were mentioned in an early document, the Taishinpō Enryaku Gishikichō (太神宝延暦儀式帳), w
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