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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.
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.
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Materials and Techniques
Length: 47 cm
Bronze incense burner in the shape of a goose, China, ca. 1200-1300
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Southern Song-Yuan dynasty
This incense burner is shaped like a goose.
Museum no. 164-1876 
East Asia Collection