Altar model

Chinese Collection

Accession Nr.: 52.23.1
Type: altar; funeral object; pottery
Date of production:
16th–17th centuries
Ming dynasty
Place of production:
Materials: earthenware
Techniques: glazed; stamped
Dimensions: height: 14.5 cm
width: 12.5 cm
This altar model consists of a heavy-bodied altar-table and a platform. In the middle of the table, there is a three-legged incense burner, with the sacrifical smoke soaring high; on the two sides, there are round-bodied vases with double ring handles.