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Emperors Gallery

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Choose from 74 pictures in our Emperors collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

The Re-cut Koh-i-noor Diamond, 1852 Featured Print

The Re-cut Koh-i-noor Diamond, 1852

Engraving of the re-cut Koh-i-noor ('mountain of light') diamond, 1852. Previously owned by the Mogul emperors, the Persian Shahs and Ranjit Singh, the Lion of the Punjab, it was presented to Queen Victoria by the East India Company in 1850. The diamond was displayed at the Great Exhibition of 1851, where various experts felt it displayed insufficient fire. It was decided therefore to recut the stone. This was undertaken by Guillaume Coster, over 38 days, in 1852 to produce a round diamond of 108 carats (shown in the image). In 1937 the diamond was placed in a crown to be worn by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother at the Coronation of King George VI. The crown and diamond now reside at the Tower of London

© Mary Evans Picture Library 2015 -

China - The Temple of Heaven Featured Print

China - The Temple of Heaven

Lantern slide of shrine in most northerly building, temple of heaven. The Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven (pinyin, Tiantan, Abkai mukdehun) is a complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. It has been regarded as a Taoist temple,[1] although Chinese Heaven worship, especially by the reigning monarch of the day, pre-dates Taoism.. Part of Box 159 Pekin, slide no. 23 Date: circa 1890s

© The Boswell Collection, Bexley Heritage Trust / Mary Evans

Stone Elephant, Ming Tombs, Beijing Featured Print

Stone Elephant, Ming Tombs, Beijing

Kneeling Stone Elephant, Sacred Way, The Ming Dynasty Tombs - located some 42 kilometers north-northwest of central Beijing, within the suburban Changping District of Beijing municipality. The site is located on the southern slope of Tianshou Mountain (originally Mount Huangtu), Date: circa 1920s

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

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