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The 'Emperor's Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City' contains ninety objects of ceremony and leisure -- murals, paintings, wall coverings, furniture, architectural elements, jades and cloisonne -- unveil the private realm of the Qianlong Emperor (r.1736-1796), one of history's most influential figures. In his time, he was among the richest, most powerful men in the world. A connoisseur, scholar and devout Buddhist, he created a luxurious garden compound to serve throughout his retirement as a secluded place of contemplation, repose and entertainment.

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