Grain Measure at Forbidden City in Beijing, China - Encircle Photos

18 Grain Measure at Forbidden City in Beijing, China

This bronze, gilded, urn-shaped device in front of the Palace of Heavenly Purity is an 18th century facsimile of a grain measure used during the Han dynasty (221 BC – 220 AD). The exact measurements of the jialiang were used to standardize weights and measures across China.

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Meridian Gate, Dongcheng Qu, Donghuamen Rd, Beijing Shi, China, 100006

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