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1 1.Beijing’s Imperial “Forbidden City” (begun 1406)

2 View from afar (sketch)

3 Meridian Gate (South Entrance to Imperial City)

4 Approach to Gate of Supreme Harmony

5 Gate of Supreme Harmony (north face)

6 Hall of Supreme Harmony (“Tai-he Dian”)

7 Hall of Supreme Harmony (close-up)

8 Hall of Supreme Harmony (bronze lion)

9 Hall of Supreme Harmony (upper terrace)

10 Hall of Supreme Harmony (approach to throne)

11 Hall of Supreme Harmony (throne)

12 Hall of Supreme Harmony (ceiling)

13 Hall of Supreme Harmony (north face)

14 Hall of Supreme Harmony (columns & capital)

15 Hall of Middle Harmony (Zhong-he Dian)

16 Hall of Protecting Harmony (Bao-he Dian)

17 Imperial Palace (bedroom)

18 Imperial Palace (inner room w/ throne)

19 Imperial Palace (garden)

20 2. Beijing’s “Temple of Heaven” ( reconstructed after fire in 1889

21 Main Entrance (from the south)

22 Altar of Heaven (Huanqiutan)

23 Altar of Heaven (gates to the south)

24 Altar of Heaven (view to the north)

25 Imperial Vault of Heaven (Huanqiongyu)

26 Hall of Annual Prayers for Good Harvest (Qiniandian)

27 Hall of Annual Prayers for Good Harvest (close up)

28 Hall of Annual Prayers for Good Harvest (interior)

29 Hall of Annual Prayers for Good Harvest (looking north)

30 3. Members of the Imperial Court (17-18th CE)

31 “Emperor Chen Ling’s Return” (1742, Italian painting)

32 Court Official & Wife (1779, painted wood)

33 Members of the Court (1777, painted wood)

34 British Ship Captain (1773)

35 Jar with women & children ( )

36 4. Daoist Deities & Unseen Worlds

37 Vase with Daoist Immortals (1350 CE, Yuan Dynasty)

38 Unidentified Daoist Deity (16-17th CE)

39 Daoist World Ruler (Yu Huang)

40 Heavenly Water Bureau (1643)

41 Palace of Nine Perfections (1681, colored ink on silk)


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