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Empresses, religious practice and the imperial image in Ming China: the ordination scroll of Empress Zhang (1493)

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The Ordination Scroll of Empress Zhang (1493) in the San Diego Museum of Art, a highlight at the Taoism and the Arts of China exhibition in 2000, is an unusual object among surviving visual material from Ming dynasty China (1368 – 1644). At over twenty-seven metres long, the scroll contains meticulously painted images and a detailed inscription that records the Daoist ordination of Empress Zhang (1470 – 1541), consort of the Hongzhi emperor (r. 1488 – 1505) by the Orthodo...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Catherine's College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty - History of Art,Department of
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Publication date:
2010
Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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uuid:797fc7ce-34c7-4af3-a96d-928cec15098a
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ora:7693

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