South China: Domestic Altar - Daoist Shrine flag

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"South China: Domestic Altar - Daoist Shrine"
Daoist shrine executed in the form of temple reduction, with traditional roof, ridge, columns, movable gates and barrier. Small gaps visible.
South China
Families would keep a shrine such as this one in their house to contain the tablets on which would be inscribed the names of these ancestors.
Ancestor worship, which is found in many forms in cultures throughout the world, has long been a key religious belief and practice in China. Chinese religion, with its blend of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism, involves a wide variety of practices and associated paraphernalia. Spirit tablets are one type of ritual object commonly seen in temples and shrines and on household altars. The tablets are inscribed with the title and name of the deceased, dates of birth and death, and additional information such as place of burial and the name of the son who erects the tablet. Incense is lit before the tablets daily and offerings of food are made twice a month.
Price : 1750 €
Period:19th century
Style:Asian art
Condition : Bon état

Material : Bois
Width : 51
Height : 68
Depth : 37

Reference : 364177
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South China: Domestic Altar - Daoist Shrine
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