From: China | Jiangxi | Nanchang
Curatorial Section: Asian
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Provenience||China | Jiangxi | Nanchang|
|Date Made||Han Dynasty|
|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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