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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Forbidden City (Beijing, Beijing Shi (municipality), China) en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1999 (restoration); ca. 1420 (creation) en_US
dc.creator Ming Chengzu, Emperor of China en_US 1406-1420 en_US 2013-12-23T15:57:33Z 2013-12-23T15:57:33Z 1406-1420 en_US
dc.identifier 242569 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 2708 en_US
dc.description Raking view of the base wall with arched entrances; The palace complex, formally called the Purple Forbidden City (Zijin cheng), lies to the north of the Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tianan men) and the Square of Heavenly Peace (Tiananmen Square) at the centre of the city, on the central north-south axis. It was built 1406 to 1420 during the reign of the Yongle Emperor (Zhu Di or Ming Chengzu). The Duanmen (Southern Main Entrance) lies behind (north of) Tiananmen and is the first southern gate into the palace precinct; it was the main palace gate in the Qing period. The area from Duanmen north to the Meridian Gate is 30680 square meters and was filled with offices of minor officials. Since the Republic, the gatehouse was used to store antiquities; the structure was restored in 1999 and now has a exhibit area. There is also a daily changing of the guard and flag raising ceremony. Source: Grove Art Online; (accessed 6/21/2013) en_US
dc.format.medium stone; brick; painted wood en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject architecture en_US
dc.subject rulers and leaders en_US
dc.subject Ming en_US
dc.subject Qing en_US
dc.title Duanmen Gate en_US
dc.title.alternative Upright Gate en_US
dc.title.alternative 端门 en_US
dc.type image en_US
dc.rights.access Licensed for educational and research use by the MIT community only en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 1A2-CH-B-FC-DG-A04 en_US
vra.culturalContext Chinese en_US
vra.technique construction (assembling), carving (processes), painting and painting techniques en_US
vra.worktype gatehouse en_US
vra.worktype fortification en_US
dc.contributor.display Ming Chengzu, Emperor of China (Chinese patron, 1360-1424) en_US

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