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Lu Gou dawn month tablet
Beijing

Lu Gou dawn month tablet: The tablet stands in the Lugouqiao head. Passes the height 4.52 meters, the tablet height 3.66 meters, the width 1.27 meters, the depth 0.84 meter, the both sides and four side carving has two Long Xizhu the design, for bulge half sculpture in the round. Tablet is the valuable coping, the whole body carving has designs and so on cloud, dragon, floral leaf, lotus petal, on the crown circular imperial grave mound, tablet frontage for Emperor Qianlong the book “Lu Gou the dawn month” 4 characters, tablet engraves Emperor cloudy Qianlong the book Lugouqiao poem. The pedestal base uses Shi Qicheng, Zhou Pujie the long and narrow stone. The pedestal base all around sets up the white marble to carve dragon stone column 4, the stone column height 3.83 meters, the diameter amounts to 0.46 meter, on the column the carving p'anlung sc gd, the mighty waves, Shan Shi, the cloud sea and so on. On dragon mast top Anlung gate queti, backing strip and architrane. In the middle of Dragon Gate queti connected, outside engraves in the style of antiquity coils hui the grain. The original tablet pavilion, has destroyed , only saves the lithical frame. 

Copyright: Jacky Cheng
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Uploaded: 10/03/2009
Updated: 18/06/2014
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