BEIJING’S ALTAR OF EARTH AND ITS RITUAL CERAMICS – TAASA Review June 2009
Iain Clark T he Asian collections at the Art Gallery of New South Wales include several highly distinctive Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912) imperial monochrome ceramic ritual vessels made in the 19th century for use at Beijing’s Altar of Earth.
This article outlines the historical context of Beijing’s Altar of Earth and its unique ceramic ritual vessels. Part of a side altar setting using replica bronze vessels and an arrangement similar to those used at the Altar of Earth.
Confucian Temple, Beijing, 2008...