- Other Title
- Ceremonial altar vessel 'zun'
- Place where the work was made
- Qianlong 1736 - 1795 → Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
- Media category
- Materials used
- porcelain with yellow glaze
- 28.4 x 25.3 cm
- Purchased 1969
- North Building lower level 1
- Accession number
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.
Where the work was made
Referenced in 1 publication
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Marvel of Porcelain', Sydney, 2003, 129 (colour illus.).