Dublin Core


Tablet: ancestral


One tall rectilinear dark brown lacquered wooden ancestral tablet and base with traces of gilding. A carved dragon head surmounts the upper front face with relief carvings of full-length dragons defining a narrow rectangular border on the remainder of the front face. Another relief carving of a dragon adorns the front face of the base. Within the dragon border are two vertical lines of characters. The right vertical reads 皇清勑封宜人顯妣何宜人神圭 (tablet of Lady He) and the left 男聯彬奉祀 (Son Lianbin Serve).


Rewi Alley


One of a consignment carried to New Zealand in 1957 by George Jackson of Auckland, and from Auckland to Christchurch by Jack Locke.

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150x82x450mm (l x w x h)

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“Tablet: ancestral ,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed December 3, 2021, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/601.