291
291
Hue Imperial Palace Artists' Studio
ANNAM EMPEROR PROCESSION AND HIS ESCORT DURING NAM GIAO CEREMONY AT HUE, ON THE WAY TO ESPLANADE OF SACRIFICE TO THE HEAVEN AND EARTH
Estimate
80,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 112,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
291
Hue Imperial Palace Artists' Studio
ANNAM EMPEROR PROCESSION AND HIS ESCORT DURING NAM GIAO CEREMONY AT HUE, ON THE WAY TO ESPLANADE OF SACRIFICE TO THE HEAVEN AND EARTH
Estimate
80,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 112,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

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Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art

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Hue Imperial Palace Artists' Studio
1890-1945
ANNAM EMPEROR PROCESSION AND HIS ESCORT DURING NAM GIAO CEREMONY AT HUE, ON THE WAY TO ESPLANADE OF SACRIFICE TO THE HEAVEN AND EARTH
Ink and color on silk
130 by 77 cm; 51 1/4  by 32 1/4  in.
Executed circa 1885-1925
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Catalogue Note

The Esplanade of Sacrifice to the Heaven and Earth (Vietnamese: Đàn Nam-giao; 南郊坛 ) is an imperial altar situated south of the city of Huế, central Vietnam. It is also known as the Nam Giao altar. The complex was visited by the monarchs of the
Nguyen dynasty for annual praying ceremonies, although the worship of the realms predates the dynasty.

During the ceremony, the king would ride elephants in a grand procession from the imperial city to the temple, accompanied by the playing of the Đăng đàn cung (Chinese: 登壇宮, lit. Melody on the Ascent to the
Esplanade) anthem.

While the alter was not used after 1945, in recent years measures have been taken to to preserve and restore it. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and since 2016 ritual offerings have been presented at the alter. 

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art

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Hong Kong