Incense Burner (Xianglu)

A work made of gray earthenware with polychrome painting and openwork decoration.
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  • A work made of gray earthenware with polychrome painting and openwork decoration.

Date:

Western Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 9)

Artist:

China
probably from Hunan province

About this artwork

This stemmed cup and domed, openwork cover, pierced with geometric patterns, is distinctive to Han ceramics of south-central China. Its model was probably an incense burner of bronze, cast with a perforated lid for the release of fragrant smoke.

On View

Asian Art, Gallery 133

Title

Incense Burner (Xianglu)

Origin

China

Date

206 AD–9 AD

Medium

Gray earthenware with polychrome painting and openwork decoration

Dimensions

H. 14.3 cm (5 5/8 in.); diam. 14.4 cm (5 11/16 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Russell Tyson

Reference Number

1964.728a-b

Extended information about this artwork

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