The 59th insert from the album The Imperial City of Beijing, China. The photo shows a decorative plaque on the central part of the staircase of the Hall of Heavenly Purity (Qianqinggong 乾清宮) in the Forbidden City (Gugong 故宫 or Zijincheng 紫禁城) in Beijing, which was reserved exclusively for the use of the emperor.
Workshop / factory / publisher: Ogawa Kazumasa, Tokyo Imperial Museum
Place of manufacture: Tokyo
Material description: paper
Manufacturing technique: black-and-white print
Dimensions: length: 48.2 cm, height: 36.4 cm
Inscription: The Central Front Flight of the Ch'ien-ch'ing Hall: No 1.
No. of parts: 1
Current owner: Slovene Ethnographic Museum
Date of the last acquisition: 1963
Last acquisition method: donation
Previous owners and periods of ownership: Ivan Skušek, Jr. and Tsuneko Kondō Kawase – Marija Skušek, National Museum of Slovenia, Slovene Ethnographic Museum
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