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Royal Booklet for Recording the Achievements and Posthumous Title of “Emperor Taizong” of the Qing Dynasty

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First year of the reign of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty (1736)

Made with deep green jade. A total of 10 pages, with each page is 28.8 cm long, 12.8 cm wide, and 0.9 cm thick.

The booklet records the achievements, moral attainments, temple title, posthumous title of Huang Taiji. The front and back covers are respectively carved with gold-filled ascending and descending cloud and dragon patterns, while the other eight pages have shallow and intaglio regular scripts in Manchu and Mandarin Chinese. The first three pages are in Mandarin Chinese while the last five pages are in Manchu. The content of the booklet was written in blue, while the posthumous name was written in gold. The jade plate on each page is connected with a yellow ribbon to form a booklet, and every two pages are separated with a bright yellow brocade pad. The booklet is covered by bright yellow brocade wrapping leather with coiling branches and lotus patterns. It is tied by yellow ribbons and then placed inside double-layered gold-lacquered box sets with cloud and phoenix patterns. In 1785, during the reign of Emperor Qianlong, the booklet was sent from Beijing to be collected with reverence in the Mukden Temple of Imperial Ancestors. In the period of the Republic of China, it was collected in the Chongmo Pavilion of the Shenyang Imperial Palace.