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Title

Altar vessel 'dou'

Artists

Unknown Artist

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Jiaqing 1796 - 1820 Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → 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
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    EC5.1967.a-b
    Copyright

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  • 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

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications