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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
Chinese
Title
Meridian Gate
午门
Wǔmén
exterior
north (inside) view and courtyard
Work Type
gateway
Date
Work: 1402-24ff
Era: CE
Image: May 2001
Period
Ming
Description
... the southern and largest gate of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. It has five arches. The three central arches are close together; the two flanking arches are farther apart from the three central arches. The center arch was formerly reserved for the Emperor alone; the exceptions were the Empress, who could enter it once on the day of her wedding, and the top three scholars of the triennial civil service examinations, who left the exams through the central arch. All other officials and servants had to use the four side arches. -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meridian_Gate
ID Number
20160301ARCH_0020
Source
Meester, Abigail
Source Qualifier: Donor
Photographer: Meester, Abigail
Complex Title
Forbidden City (Beijing, China)
Current Site
Beijing, Beijing Shi, China
Image Subject
courtyards; towers (building divisions)
Spatial coordinates
39.9125, 116.391111
Requestor
Huang, Yunsheng
Rights
© Rector and Visitors, University of Virginia
© Rector and Visitors, University of Virginia
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License
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File Properties
File Name
14165450.fpx
SSID
14165450

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