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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
    North Building lower level 1
    Accession number
    EC3.1969
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • About

    During the Qianlong period of 18th-century China, a type of monochrome porcelain ware was produced for ritual use by the emperor. The forms of the ceramics were derived from ancient bronzes and their colour determined by the temple for which they were made: yellow, as shown here, was for the Temple of Earth.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication