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The Circular Mound Altar-Firewood Stove 燔柴炉 (1357)
Beijing

燔柴炉:

      圜丘坛内外壝墙之间的东南角,有一个绿色琉璃砖砌成的圆形砖炉称为“燔柴炉”,是用来焚烧供品用的。燔柴炉的北侧放置了八个燎炉,是给清朝前八位皇帝焚烧供品的。燔柴炉和燎炉之间有一口井,是用来存祭品血液用的。祭品是在宰牲亭内准备好献祭用的牲畜,皇帝在举行“大祭”时要对这炉内的烧祭品行注目礼——“望燎”。

      燔柴炉,高9尺,直径7尺,圆形,东、西、南三面各有台阶九级。祭天大典开始时,先将一只刳净牛犊置于柴炉上,掌燎官点燃燔柴炉,以通达天神,称“燔柴迎帝神”。祀典告成,将从正位幄次撤下的牲牢、祝版、祝帛等祭品投放进燔柴炉。燔柴炉西侧设望燎位称为“望燎”。

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