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Title

Altar vessel 'zun'

1735-1795

Artists

Unknown Artist

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  • Details

    Other Title
    Ceremonial altar vessel 'zun'
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Qianlong 1736 - 1795 Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
    Date
    1735-1795
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    porcelain with yellow glaze
    Dimensions
    28.4 x 25.3 cm
    Credit
    Purchased 1969
    Location
    Lower Asian gallery
    Accession number
    EC3.1969
    Copyright

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  • About

    From the Qianlong period on, a separate type of monochrome ware was produced for ritual use by the emperor. These vessels were catalogued in a book called 'The illustrated regulations for the ceremonial paraphernalia of the Qing dynasty' compiled in 1759. The pieces were made in forms derived from ancient bronzes and their colour was determined by the Beijing temple they were made for, such as yellow for use in the Temple of Earth and blue for the Temple of Heaven.

    The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.129.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication