Taoshou (tile cap for corner beam) - ROM2005_6151_3


Taoshou (tile cap for corner beam)

Medium:Moulded earthenware with glaze
Geography: Beijing, China
Date: 1736-1795 AD
Period: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period
18.7 x 23.6 x 18.9 cm
Object number: 922.10.1
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Chinese Architecture
DescriptionThis tile comes from the Old Summer Palace near Beijing, which was destroyed in 1860. (Its identical counterpart can be seen at the corner of the Qing Palace in this gallery.) The tile bears two stamps: Zheng huang se (Authorized yellow), and Tianzi guan (Pavilion with a plan in the shape of the character tian.
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