L2M-CN-1907-SUMMERPALACE-50

Throne in the Hall

According to record, on the Empress Dowager’s birthday (lunar October 10th), Emperor Guangxu led the princes and court officials and kowtowed to her as she sat on the “Nine-Dragon Throne” inside the main hall. The emperor kowtowed facing toward the hall and the senior court officials knelt inside, while the officials stood under the third grade outside the Gate of Dispelling Clouds.

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