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Chinese ceramic temple

Chinese ceramic temple

This miniature building was made in the 19th century and is modelled on a Shenist folk temple to nature gods and patron gods. The Chinese text on the pillars can be translated as ‘Fiction or reality, we revisit our ancestors with these figures’. It was probably made at a workshop called Rui Yuan in Shiwan, Foshan City in China.


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