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Poem of sacrificing to the northern stronghold Mount Yiwulü, 1778(祭北鎮醫巫閭山作,1778) Teiser, Stephen; Bai, Zhaojie; Li, Jing; Lu, Guobin; Zhang, Yuanjing; He, Shuyue


This stele is located on the front eastern side of the Hall of Imperial Incense (御香殿) at Beizhen Temple. The size of this stele is 230cm (body height), 90cm (width), and 14cm (depth). The body of this stele is in perfect condition. This stele sits on a tortoise-shaped base and has a dragon forehead without inscriptions. The title of this stele is “Poem of Sacrificing to the Northern Stronghold Mount Yiwulü”, which refers to a five-syllable regulated verse composed and calligraphed by Emperor Qianlong in the 43rd year of his reign (1778) while passing through Guangning on his third eastern tour.

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