A black-and-white photograph showing the stone platform in front of the sacrificial hall of the Si Mausoleum (Ming Siling 明思陵) in the Ming Dynasty Tombs in Beijing (Ming Shisan Ling 明十三陵). Emperor Chongzhen (reigned 1627–1644), the last emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644), is buried in the mausoleum.
The photograph is the 388th 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 Si-Ling: Opfertempel – Terasse. (DZ, MV)