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An Imperial edict
Qianlong, dated 1771
Written on silk brocade woven with a pattern of scattered ruyi-clouds mounted as a handscroll, written in Manchu and Han script, the text opening with a four-character title in vertical line 'fengtian gaoming' or 'by command of Heaven', flanked by a pair of dragons, followed by a long inscription, stamed with two large seal impression. 420cm long.
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