Altar vessel 'dou'
- Lower Asian gallery
- 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: Qing dynasty 1644–1911, Jiaqing 1796–1820
- porcelain with yellow glaze
- 29.0 x 16.5cm overall
a - a - lid; 10.6 x 16.5cm; height x diameter; weight 650g
b - b - base; 18.3 x 16.5cm; height x diameter; weight 1.550kg
- Purchased 1967
- Accession number