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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.182.A-B
Title
Mountain form censer (boshanlu)
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 西漢 灰硬陶博山爐
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
3rd-2nd century BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Han dynasty, Western Han period, 206 BCE-9 CE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/167599
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gray stoneware
Dimensions
H. 21.5 x Diam. 23 cm (8 7/16 x 9 1/16 in.)
Provenance
[J.J. Lally & Co., New York, July 2001] sold; to Walter C. Sedgwick Foundation, Woodside, CA (2001-2006), partial gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2006.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Partial gift of the Walter C. Sedgwick Foundation and partial purchase through the Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund
Accession Year
2006
Object Number
2006.170.182.A-B
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Incense burner with conical openwork lid in the form of a mountain peak surrounded by swirling clouds, bowl-shaped receptacle raised on a coiled stem, and attached circular tray as the base; incised decoration of dragon and fish in the floor of the tray; light gray stoneware with incised and carved decoration.

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