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Incense burner

Incense burner

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1200-1300 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze, cast

  • Museum number:

    164:1,2-1876

  • Gallery location:

    China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery, case 21 []

Bronze vessels for secular use, rather than for ritual use, made their appearance in the 11th century in China. This incense burner is shaped like a goose. It was probably much treasured by its owner so was buried with him when he died.

Physical description

Incense burner shaped like a goose, cast in bronze.
In form of a goose, the neck and beak serving as a spout, the surface covered with a red and green patina, in the back is the lid. Anterior to 3rd century B.C. This, or a similar specimen, was in the Museum of the Emperor Qianlong in the 18th century.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

1200-1300 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze, cast

Dimensions

Length: 47 cm

Descriptive line

Bronze incense burner in the shape of a goose, China, ca. 1200-1300

Labels and date

Incense burner
Southern Song-Yuan dynasty
1200-1300

This incense burner is shaped like a goose.

Cast bronze

Museum no. 164-1876 [2007]

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Cast

Categories

Household objects

Collection

East Asia Collection

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