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The Battle at Elei Zhalatu: from Battle Scenes of the Quelling of Rebellions in the Western Regions, with Imperial Poems

The Battle at Elei Zhalatu: from Battle Scenes of the Quelling of Rebellions in the Western Regions, with Imperial Poems

c. 1765–74; poem dated 1766
(1644–1911), Qianlong reign (1736–95)
Overall: 51 x 87 cm (20 1/16 x 34 1/4 in.)
Location: not on view

Description

This set of etchings was commissioned by Emperor Qianlong to record in pictorial terms the courage of his generals and soldiers in quelling the rebellions in China's western regions. Qianlong added his own poem to each of the etchings, indicating his appreciation and pride in this demonstration of military might. "Western Regions" refers to the present-day Xingjiang province, often described in Western writing as "Central Asia."
  • Main Asian Rotation (Gallery 122); October 27, 2003 -March 10, 2004.
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