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LIFE OF THE EMPERORS AND EMPRESSES IN THE FORBIDDEN CITY, 1644 - 1911
LIFE OF THE EMPERORS AND EMPRESSES IN THE FORBIDDEN CITY 1644 - 1911 Author:the Palace Museum It's just what the title says - Life of the emperors and empresses in the forbidden city, 1644 - 1911. Photographs and paintings. Parallel texts in English and in Chinese. Both beautiful and a great reference book. — Imperial Wedding section includes detail drawings of Emperor Guang Xu's wedding, painting of the emperor and his empress, bride'... more »s sedan chair in which she was carried to the forbidden city, nuptial chamber, quilt for the wedding.
Royal Wardrobe section includes emperor's court robe, also robes used for Autumnal Equinox and for Spring Equinox, emperor's crown, informal robes, boots, informal hat, armor and helmet, empress' court robe, crown, shoes..
Meals sections includes several photos of emperor's ordinary table set, napkin, wine jars, bowl emperor used to give butter tea to high official, crystal wine pitcher, dinner boxes for when emperor was on tour, painting of a banquet.
Theatrical Performance section includes outside theaters, inside theater, costumes worn by actors, painting of 3 actors, program of plays during first moon of 18th year of Emperor Guang Xu's reign.
Other sections of book are Grand Celebration, Birthday Celebration, Routine Affairs, Bedchambers, and Sacrificial Rites and Religious Services.« less