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Item Details
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Culture
Chinese
Title
Jade Belt Bridge
玉带桥
Yù Dài Qiáo
Camel's Back Bridge
detail view
arch viewed from the water
Work Type
footbridge
Date
Work: 1751-1764
Era: CE
Image: 2001
Location
Kunming Lake
Material
marble (rock); stone (rock)
Period
Qing
Description
The Jade Belt Bridge is the most well-known of the six bridges on the western shore of Kunming Lake. It was erected in the years 1751 to 1764, during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor, and was built in the style of the delicate bridges in the country-side of southern China. It is made from marble and other white stone. The ornate bridge railings are decorated with carvings of cranes and other animals. The clearance of the arch was chosen to accommodate the dragon boat of the Qianlong Emperor. As the Kunming Lake inlet to the neighboring Yu River, and when during special occasions, the emperors and empress and their dragon boat would specifically pass under this bridge. -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jade_Belt_Bridge
ID Number
20160302ARCH_0031
Source
Mottolese, Emily
Source Qualifier: Donor
Photographer: Mottolese, Emily
Complex Title
Summer Palace
Current Site
Beijing, Beijing Shi, China
Image Subject
arches
Spatial coordinates
39.980194, 116.273806
Requestor
Huang, Yunsheng
Rights
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© Rector and Visitors, University of Virginia
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File Properties
File Name
13848250.fpx
SSID
13848250

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