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Stele of the sacrifice to Beizhen in the name of the emperor, 1317(代祀北鎮之記,1317) Teiser, Stephen; Bai, Zhaojie; Li, Jing; Lu, Guobin; Zhang, Yuanjing; He, Shuyue


This stele is located in the eastern stelae corridor at Beizhen Temple. The size of this stele is 206cm (body height), 117cm (width), and 19cm (depth). The body of this stele is in perfect condition. This stele sits on a tortoise-shaped base and has a rounded forehead; there are six Phags-pa characters on the front of the stele forehead. This stele was established in the 4th year of Yanyou (1317). The title of this stele is “Stele of the Sacrifice to Beizhen in the Name of the Emperor”, which describes Emperor Yuan Renzong sending official Zhang Qiyan (張起嚴) 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.

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