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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Beijing, Beijing Shi (municipality), Chinaen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1530 (creation); enlarged 1749 (alteration)en_US
dc.creatorMing Shizong, Emperor of Chinaen_US
dc.creatorQianlong, Emperor of Chinaen_US
dc.date1530en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T21:07:34Z
dc.date.available2013-12-19T21:07:34Z
dc.date.issued1530en_US
dc.identifier242463en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2921en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/150959
dc.descriptionPathway between enclosure all on the right and the tower area, with pergola arching overhead; An outdoor empty circular platform on three levels of marble stones, part of the Altar of Heaven (Temple of Heaven) complex, built during the 9th year of Emperor Jiajing's (Ming Shizong or Zhu Houcong) reign of the Ming Dynasty. Enlarged in 1749 (the 14th year of the Emperor Qianlong's reign of the Qing Dynasty). The round terrace was first covered with deep blue glazed slabs surrounded with a white marble balustrade when it was expanded. The round terraces represent communication with heaven. All the components of the terraces and balustrades are multiples of the number 9. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the emperors would offer sacrifices to Heaven on the day of the Winter Solstice every year. Sacrificial animals and other offerings were burned here to ensure good harvests. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 5/29/2013)en_US
dc.format.mediumwhite marble; blue stone; glazed tileen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectagricultureen_US
dc.subjectrulers and leadersen_US
dc.subjectanimal sacrificeen_US
dc.subjectMingen_US
dc.subjectQingen_US
dc.titleCircular Mound Altaren_US
dc.title.alternative圜丘坛en_US
dc.title.alternativeyuán qiū tánen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-CH-B-AH-C64en_US
vra.culturalContextChineseen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling), carving (processes)en_US
vra.worktypealtar (religious building fixture)en_US
dc.contributor.displayMing Shizong, Emperor of China (Chinese patron, 1507-1566); Qianlong, Emperor of China (Chinese patron, 1711-1799)en_US


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