The emperor Hsuan-tsung's set of fifteen jade tablets (A.D. 725)

T'ang dynasty (A.D. 618-90,7)
Length: 29.2 29.8 cm Width: 3.0 cm Thickness: 1.0 cm

The emperor Chen-tsung's set of sixteen jade tablets (A.D. 1008)

Sung dynasty (A.D. 960-12'78)
Length: 29.5--29.8 cm Width: 2.8 cm Thickness: 0.'7 cm

At times of peace and prosperity the emperor of China would celebrate the great Feng-shan rite at Mount Tai in Shantung province with these tablets inscribed with prayers. The upper set of jade tablets were used by the T'ang emperor Hsuan Tsung (A.D. 713-755), and the other by the Sung emperor Chen Tsung (A.D. 998 1022).

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