Censer Lid


From: China | Jiangxi | Nanchang

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Boshanlu
Object Number 39-27-1B
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese
Provenience China | Jiangxi | Nanchang
Period Han Dynasty
Date Made Han Dynasty
Section Asian
Materials Bronze
Iconography Boshanlu | Penglai | Phoenix | Tortoise | Animals

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, Penglai, where existed the drug that prevented death.

Credit Line Purchased from Leon F. S. Stark, 1939
Other Number L-71-1B - Other Number

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