Giraffe Tribute to Emperor Yongle

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Mark Cartwright
by Shen Du
published on 05 February 2019
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Giraffe Tribute to Emperor Yongle

A silk scroll painting by Shen Du depicting a giraffe given in tribute by King Saif Al-Din Hamzah Shah of Bengal to the Yongle Emperor (r. 1403-1424 CE) of China's Ming Dynasty. The tribute was one of the many collected by Admiral Zheng He during his seven voyages of discovery made between 1405 and 1433 CE. (Philadelphia Museum of Art)

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Du, S. (2019, February 05). Giraffe Tribute to Emperor Yongle. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10024/

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Du, Shen. "Giraffe Tribute to Emperor Yongle." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 05, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10024/.

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Du, Shen. "Giraffe Tribute to Emperor Yongle." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 05 Feb 2019. Web. 24 May 2020.

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