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Applications-graphics.svg This is a retouched picture, which means that it has been digitally altered from its original version. Modifications: Detail of the original showing the Emperor's carriage, small file suitable for navigation templates. The original can be viewed here: Departure_Herald-Ming_Dynasty.jpg. Modifications made by lawrencekhoo.

English: "Departure Herald", 26 m (85 ft) in length, from the Chinese Xuande reign period (1425-1435 AD); the painting shows the emperor's large procession heading towards the imperial tombs of the Ming emperors located roughly 50 km north of the capital Beijing. This painting is usually paired with another panoramic painting called "Return Clearing", 30 m (98 ft) in length, which shows the emperor returning to the capital from the tombs by river boat. From Paludan's source listed below, this passage describes a particular scene of this painting: "Detail of a silk scroll, The Emperor's Approach, showing the luxury in which the emperor Xuande travelled. Elephants were kept in the imperial elephant stables until around 1900 and were often used for ceremonial occasions, such as the emperor's visits to the Temple of Heaven. Here, however, the large number of horsemen accompanying the emperor's carriage suggests that the emperor was on a much longer journey in the countryside." Paludan, Ann. (1998). Chronicle of the Chinese Emperors: the Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers of Imperial China. London: Thames & Hudson Ltd. ISBN 0500050902. Page 177.
中文: 明人畫出警圖
Date 2009-07-27 12:00 (UTC)
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