Offering dish

Altar vessels were used for making offerings of food, flowers and wine, and also to burn candles and incense sticks. They included dishes such as this example, bowls, cups and spoons. These vessels, usually made of porcelain, were laid out as if to present a meal to the ancestors.

Date/Period
Early Republican period (1911-1930)
Region
China
Dimension
Object size: 4.3 x 13 cm
Accession No.
1999-00712
Material
Porcelain
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Bequest of Tony Wee and Colin Holland
Category
Ceramics