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Forbidden City
故宫博物院

Ming Dynasty water vats had larger openings at the top. The Qing designers curved the lip inward to minimize evaporation. You can see that the vat was raised so that fires could be maintained under the vat during the winter to prevent the water from freezing.











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Last update: January 2010
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