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Title

Altar vessel 'dou'


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

These ceremonial vessels, the design and decoration of which were based on bronzes of the Western Zhou dynasty, were used in the primary sacrifices on the main altars in Beijing.

This yellow 'dou' would have been made for use on the Altars of Earth and Agriculture.

Hepburn Myrtle, 'Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain', AGNSW, 1980. cat.no. 4


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

porcelain with yellow glaze


Dimensions

29.0 x 16.5 cm :

a - lid; 10.6 x 16.5 cm

b - base; 18.3 x 16.5 cm


Credit

Purchased 1967


Accession number

EC5.1967.a-b



Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Iain Clark, TAASA Review, 'Beijing's altar of earth and its ritual ceramics', pg. 13-15, Sydney, Jun 2009, 14 (colour illus.).

J. Hepburn Myrtle, Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain, Sydney, 1980, 6, 11 (illus.). cat.no. 4 See 'Further Information' for text.

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Marvel of Porcelain', Sydney, 2003, 129 (colour illus.).