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Stele of the sacrifice by Zhang Xiu in the name of the emperor, 1493(張岫致祭碑,1493) Teiser, Stephen; Bai, Zhaojie; Li, Jing; Lu, Guobin; Zhang, Yuanjing; He, Shuyue


This stele is located in the east stelae corridor at Beizhen Temple. The size of this stele is 197cm (body height), 91cm (width), and 22cm (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. This stele was established in the 6th year of Hongzhi (1573). The stele does not have a title. According its contents, it is named “Stele of the Sacrifice by Zhang Xiu in the Name of the Emperor”, which describes Emperor Ming Xiaozong sending official Zhang Xiu (張岫) to perform a sacrifice to the spirit of Mount Yiwulü.

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