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Stele established in 1506 recording the sacrifice by Yin Mei in the name of the emperor (recto); Name list (verso)(1506年制尹梅致祭碑(碑陽);題名(碑陰)) Jia, Jinhua; Yang, Zhaohua; Li, Lin; Yuan, Xiaoli; Tian, Menglu


This stele is located on the west side of the courtyard behind the Hall of Imperial Incense (御香殿) and in front of the Grand Hall (大殿) at Beizhen Temple. The size of this stele is 193cm (body height), 98cm (width), and 27cm (depth). The body of this stele is in perfect condition. This stele sits on a tortoise-shaped base and has a dragon forehead; there are four characters, “Yu Ji Zhu Wen 御祭祝文” (Prayer for the Imperial Sacrifice), on the front of the stele forehead. This stele was established in the 1st year of Zhengde (1506). The stele has no title. According to its contents, it is named “Stele of the Sacrifice by Yin Mei in the Name of the Emperor”, which describes Emperor Ming Wuzong sending official Yin Mei (尹梅) to perform a sacrifice to the spirit of Mount Yiwulü. There is a list of names carved on the back of this stele, as well. Calligraphed by Cen Hong (岑宏).

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