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Floor Plan of the Hsien-ts'an Altar
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Floor Plan of the Hsien-ts'an Altar

The Hsien-ts'an Altar was constructed in 1742 to worship the silkworm. It was the Empress who held ceremonies at this alter, and not the Emperor. Agriculture and weaving were considered the nation's economic foundation, and, thus, the Emperor held ceremonies related to agriculture, while the Empress held ceremonies related to weaving.
Item No.
038314
Period
A.D.1742, Ch'ing dynasty
Dimensions
Height 111.3, width 115cm
Materials
紙本

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