Architectural block

The pair of zuo dou are traditional Chinese architectural blocks that are either used to support a 'liang' (beam) or a 'lin' (purlin, a structural member). This pair of traditional Chinese architectural structures are supposed to have come from buildings (low-rise shophouses or warehouses) in the old Clarke Quay area facing the Singapore river.

Indigenous Name
zuo dou
Date/Period
c. 19th-20th centuries
Region
China
Accession No.
1996-01931
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Folklife Collection