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Dublin Core

Title

Ceramic: implement

Description

One ceramic sceptre or ruyi in the shape of a flattened spindle. Obverse and sides are glazed in blue and white; reverse is unglazed. Lower end is disk-shaped; middle section widens into oval-shape; upper end is shield-shaped. Glazed area of ruyi presents designs of animals and intricately patterned geometric borders.

Source

Rewi Alley

Provenance

Part of collection Alley gave to Canterbury Museum during Museum director Roger Duff's trip to China in 1956.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

470x134mm (l x w)

Museum Ac. No.

C1956.300

Usage Rights

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Period

Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), copy

Collection

Citation

“Ceramic: implement,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed July 1, 2022, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/1028.