An image of Altar vessel 'dou'

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Altar vessel 'dou'

Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Place of origin
China
Period
China: Qing dynasty 1644–1911, Jiaqing 1796–1820
Media
Ceramic
Medium
porcelain with yellow glaze
Dimensions
29.0 x 16.5 cm :
a - lid; 10.6 x 16.5 cm
b - base
Credit
Purchased 1967
Accession number
EC5.1967.a-b