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Lidded incense burner (xianglu) with geometric decoration and narrative scenes

Medium:
Bronze with gold, silver, turquoise, and carnelian inlay
Dimensions:
H x W: 17.9 x 10 cm (7 1/16 x 3 15/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Henan or Hebei province, China
Date:
ca. 2nd century BCE
Period:
Early Western Han dynasty
Topic:
animal  Search this
landscape  Search this
Daoism  Search this
Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE)  Search this
inlay  Search this
casting  Search this
incense  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1947.15a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
On View:
Freer Gallery 18: Art and Industry: China's Ancient Houma Foundry
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3e4db4f58-a6f7-4578-a51a-3f62430f2242
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1947.15a-b
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