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Diameter: 9.9 cm (3 7/8 in.); Overall: 18.4 cm (7 1/4 in.); Lid: 7.8 x 9.1 cm (3 1/16 x 3 9/16 in.); Container: 11.3 cm (4 7/16 in.)
Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 1986.46
This incense burner--one of the most imaginative bronze vessel types--takes the shape of the mountain to represent the mythical land of the immortals, a boundless realm filled with energy. Deities (appearing as hunters) and fantastic beasts roam freely among mists and clouds. The incense smoke coming from the burner creates a mysterious effect, as if the mountain form could attract the immortals with its sense of illusion.
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