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Stele established in 1567 recording the sacrifice by Shi Guangzu in the name of the emperor (recto); Name list (verso)(1567年制施光祖致祭碑(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 272cm (body height), 121cm (width), and 29cm (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 Wanli (1573). The stele does not have a title. According to its contents, it is named “Stele of the Sacrifice by Shi Guangzu in the Name of the Emperor”, which describes Emperor Ming Shenzong sending the Earl of Huairou, Shi Guangzu (施光祖), 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. The stele body was calligraphed by Lin Shifeng (林世鳳), and the stele top was calligraphed by Liu Xiwu (劉希武).

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