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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Forbidden City (Beijing, Beijing Shi (municipality), China)en_US
dc.coverage.temporal1644–1911 (alteration); begun 1421 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknown (Chinese)en_US
dc.date1421en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-07T16:06:27Z
dc.date.available2013-08-07T16:06:27Z
dc.date.issued1421en_US
dc.identifier229221en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2349en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/137005
dc.descriptionRear of the gate, leaving the palace courtyard; The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. The Inner Palace, on the main axis north of the five-bay Gate of Heavenly Purity (Qianqing men), was a more private part of the Forbidden City. The three inner halls mirror the three great halls of state in the front precinct including the Palace of Heavenly Purity (Qianqing gong). Dragons dominate the decoration of the Palace of Heavenly Purity, the most important building of the group as indicated by its double-eaved, hipped roof. It has a prominent roof ridge with dragon acroteria. It is set on a single-level white marble platform. It is connected to the Gate of Heavenly Purity to its south by a raised walkway. The Palace of Heavenly Purity was first constructed in the early Ming dynasty in 1421. The present structure dates from the early 19th century. It served for centuries as the living and sleeping quarters of the ruling Emperor. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/ (accessed 5/10/2011)en_US
dc.format.mediumbrick; stucco; tile; painted wooden_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectdecorative artsen_US
dc.subjecthistoricalen_US
dc.subjectrulers and leadersen_US
dc.subjectimperial palaceen_US
dc.subjectChineseen_US
dc.subjectMingen_US
dc.subjectQingen_US
dc.titleForbidden City: Palace of Heavenly Purity (Qianqing gong)en_US
dc.title.alternative乾清宫en_US
dc.title.alternativeQianqing Palaceen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-CH-B-FC-HHP-A81en_US
vra.culturalContextChineseen_US
vra.techniquecarving (processes), construction (assembling), painting and painting techniquesen_US
vra.worktypehistoric siteen_US
vra.worktypecapital cityen_US
vra.worktyperoyal palaceen_US
vra.worktypethrone roomen_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Chinese)en_US


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