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This section presents list of table. This table compares the identifications for the deities depicted in the Heavenly Court paintings of the Three Purities Hall, Yongle gong, as made by Wang Xun Anning Jing and by the author. The numbers for the deities refer to the numbers in Wang's drawings. Arrows (^) mean the same as the previous one. A deity name placed in brackets means that this deity should be part of the group but that his or her name cannot be linked to a specfic gure in that group. The column of 'related paintings' contains references to other paintings or woodblock prints that depict the same deity or group of deities, often including a cartouche identifying the deity. These references are not exhaustive but intend to corroborate some important or contested identification of the Yongle gong deities.

Keywords: Heavenly Court paintings; Wang Xun Anning Jing; Yongle gong deities



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