Breastfeeding scene : Puyi, the last Chinese Emperor with his wet nurse

This movie, released in 1987 is a biopic about the life of Puyi, the last Emperor of China, whose autobiography was the basis for the screenplay written by Mark Peploe and Bernardo Bertolucci (who also directed the movie). 
In this movie, the young emperor (probably aged around 10) takes the milk from the breast of his wet nurse.
It is said that Chinese emperors were breastfed until 12.
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The picture on the left shows an object that was supposedly where the women who were shortlisted to breastfeed the Chinese emperor had their breasts examined by the royal doctors. 
Notice the liberal use of the symbols of power - the dragons on the arm rest, the dragons on the stone structure, the red color behind the platform; all symbol of power in China. 
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