Po Shan Lu
Po Shan Lu
Lid for bronze incense burner (39-27-1A). The cover is in the form of a 'hill' with figures of various animals depicted on the ledges, below which are slits to emit the fumes of the incense. This 'hill' design is supposed to represent one of the three Isles of the Blest, P'eng Lai, where existed the drug that prevented death.
Purchase from Leon F. S. Stark, 1939
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)
[Article] Bull, Richard C. 1965. The Metamorphosis of One Collector. Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 7 (3): 38-47.
: Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 38
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1941. The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects. The University Museum Bulletin. 9 (2-3) : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 46, Fig. 42
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1936. Po Shan Lu, Hill Censer. The University Museum Bulletin. 6 (5) : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 25, Plate X
You may also be interested in these objects: