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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Forbidden City (Beijing, Beijing Shi (municipality), China)en_US
dc.coverage.temporal1644–1911 (alteration); begun ca. 1420 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknown (Chinese)en_US
dc.date1420en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-07T18:19:34Z
dc.date.available2013-08-07T18:19:34Z
dc.date.issued1420en_US
dc.identifier229415en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2348en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/137199
dc.descriptionOverall view of south (rear) facade of Hall of Preserving Harmony with terrace and stairs into inner courtyard; The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. The nine-by-four bay Hall of Preserving Harmony (Baohe dian) was also a throne-room and the place where the seasonal festivals were held; in the 18th century the highest-level imperial civil service examinations took place here. This hall is smaller than the Hall of Supreme Harmony, rising only 22 m high, with a double-eaved, half-hipped roof. Although Chinese buildings were not designed to be viewed from the side, the gable ends of this hall and of most other major buildings in the Forbidden City are decorated with gilded relief carvings of interlocking circles and fluttering ribbons. 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.subjectChineseen_US
dc.subjectMingen_US
dc.subjectQingen_US
dc.titleForbidden City: Hall of Preserving Harmony (Bao He Dian)en_US
dc.title.alternative保和殿en_US
dc.title.alternativeHall of Preserving Harmony (Baohe dian)en_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-CH-B-FC-HPH-A15en_US
vra.culturalContextChineseen_US
vra.techniquecarving (processes), construction (assembling), painting and painting techniquesen_US
vra.worktypecapital cityen_US
vra.worktypehistoric siteen_US
vra.worktypethrone roomen_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Chinese)en_US


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