Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
China
Jiaxiang (Shangdong Province)Wu family shrines
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Northern hemisphereUrsa MaiorAs group of stars
Constellations Non-European constellationsChinesePurple Forbidden Enclosure (circumpolar)
StarsNamed starsChao yao (probably Gamma Bootis)
Further details
Image showing one of the dignitiaries of the Purple Forbidden Enclosure represented by one of the circumpolar stars, the stars of Ursa Maior, and a single star, supposedly Chao yao
ARTIST/CREATOR
Chinese
DATE
circa 147
LOCATION
Jiaxiang (Shangdong Province), Wu family shrines
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Joseph Needham, Science and Civilization in China, vol. 3, fig. 90
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Kress Foundation
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