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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Beijing, Beijing Shi (municipality), Chinaen_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 1420 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorMing Chengzu, Emperor of Chinaen_US
dc.date1420en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T21:08:35Z
dc.date.available2013-12-19T21:08:35Z
dc.date.issued1420en_US
dc.identifier242510en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2924en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/151006
dc.descriptionPathway between enclosure all on the right and the tower area, with pergola arching overhead; One of the original structures of the complex, constructed during the reign of the Yongle Emperor (Zhu Di or Ming Chengzu). It functioned as a retreat for the emperor where he could prepare in advance of ceremonies, purifying himself for three days while abstaining from red meat, alcohol, music, entertainment and women. The palace compound is set in a square (symbolizing Earth) and faces due East to the central axis of the complex thereby symbolizing the Emperors obedience to Heaven; for this reason also the roof tiles are green, not the Imperial Yellow. The compound is surrounded by a double moat, crossed by arched bridges, and a double wall. Within the walled area is a private garden for the emperor. There are servant and guard quarters, the palace building, belfry and the "beamless" hall. Source: Travel China Guide [website]; http://www.travelchinaguide.com/ (accessed 8/1/2013)en_US
dc.format.mediumpainted wood; marble; stoneen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectrulers and leadersen_US
dc.subjectprayeren_US
dc.subjectpurificationen_US
dc.subjectMingen_US
dc.subjectQingen_US
dc.titleFasting Palaceen_US
dc.title.alternativePalace of Abstinenceen_US
dc.title.alternativeZhai Gongen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-CH-B-AH-E43en_US
vra.culturalContextChineseen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling), carving (processes), painting and painting techniquesen_US
vra.worktyperoyal palaceen_US
vra.worktypegardenen_US
dc.contributor.displayMing Chengzu, Emperor of China (Chinese patron, 1360-1424)en_US


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