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Interior, perhaps of Hall for Prayer for a Prosperous Harvest, Temple of Heaven complex, Beijing
Place of Origin: China
Date: before 1927
Materials: Tinted photograph
Dimensions: H. 17 3/4 in x W. 13 7/8 in, H. 45.1 cm x W. 35.3 cm
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: Chinese Art
Collection: Photography
Object Number: B60M512
On Display: No

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Label: The interiors of these halls are lavishly decorated. The temple was entered only for the most important sacrifices of the year, and a ceremony for an auspicious harvest was performed there every year on the first moon of the spring. During this event the emperor made offerings to heaven and welcomed the heavenly deities with musical accompaniment and other rituals.

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Exhibition History: "Photographic Memories" Rotation 2 (Tateuchi Gallery, August 27, 2009 - January 17, 2010)
Label: The interiors of these halls are lavishly decorated. The temple was entered only for the most important sacrifices of the year, and a ceremony for an auspicious harvest was performed there every year on the first moon of the spring. During this event the emperor made offerings to heaven and welcomed the heavenly deities with musical accompaniment and other rituals.
Exhibition History: "Photographic Memories" Rotation 2 (Tateuchi Gallery, August 27, 2009 - January 17, 2010)