A black-and-white photograph showing the sacrificial courtyard in front of the Dacheng Hall (Dachengdian 大成殿) of the Beijing Confucius Temple (Beijing Kongmiao 北京孔廟), just a stone’s throw from the Beijing Guozijian Imperial Academy 北京國子監. There are musical instruments in the courtyard.
The photograph is the 209th of 449 photographs of Beijing and its surroundings in the album of Ivan Skušek Jr., purchased during his stay in Beijing (1914–1920). In the handwritten inventory of the album, the photograph is referred to as Konfucius-Tempel: Opferhof. (DZ, MV)