Po Shan Lu
Po Shan Lu
Bronze incense burner (Po Shan Lu). A figure of a phoenix standing on the back of a tortoise supports the bowl, the cover(39-27-1B) of which 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
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
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