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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Beijing, Beijing Shi (municipality), Chinaen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1406-1420 (creation); renovated ca. 1750-1790 (restoration)en_US
dc.creatorMing Chengzu, Emperor of Chinaen_US
dc.creatorMing Shizong, Emperor of Chinaen_US
dc.date1406-1420en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T21:09:19Z
dc.date.available2013-12-19T21:09:19Z
dc.date.issued1406-1420en_US
dc.identifier242547en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2706en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/151043
dc.descriptionPathway between enclosure all on the right and the tower area, with pergola arching overhead; The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. It has been regarded as a Taoist temple, although Chinese Heaven worship, especially by the reigning monarch, pre-dates Taoism. The temple complex was constructed from 1406 to 1420 during the reign of the Yongle Emperor (Zhu Di or Ming Chengzu), who was also responsible for the construction of the Forbidden City in Beijing. The complex was extended and renamed Temple of Heaven during the reign of the Jiajing Emperor (reigned 1521-1567). The complex contains three main temple structures: Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests; the Imperial Vault of Heaven; and the Circular Mound Altar. There is also a small palace complex, the Palace of Fasting (Abstinence). A UNESCO World Heritage site. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 5/29/2013)en_US
dc.format.mediumstone; marble; wood; paint; ceramic tile; gray bricken_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectagricultureen_US
dc.subjectrulers and leadersen_US
dc.subjectDaoisten_US
dc.subjectMingen_US
dc.subjectQingen_US
dc.titleTemple of Heaven [complex]en_US
dc.title.alternativeAltar of Heavenen_US
dc.title.alternativeTiāntánen_US
dc.title.alternative天坛en_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-CH-B-D16en_US
vra.culturalContextChineseen_US
vra.techniquecarving (processes), construction (assembling), painting and painting techniquesen_US
vra.worktypetempleen_US
vra.worktypealtar (religious building fixture)en_US
dc.contributor.displayMing Chengzu, Emperor of China (Chinese patron, 1360-1424); Ming Shizong, Emperor of China (Chinese patron, 1507-1566)en_US


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