|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Date Made:||Han Dynasty|
|Credit Line:||Purchased from Leon F. S. Stark, 1939|
|Other Number:||L-71-1A - Other Number|
Bronze incense burner, boshanlu (博山爐). A figure of a phoenix standing on the back of a tortoise supports the bowl, the cover (39-27-1B) of which is in the form of a 'hill' with figures of various animals depicted on the ledges, below which are slits to emit the fumes of the incense. This 'hill' design is supposed to represent one of the three Isles of the Blest, Penglai, where existed the drug that prevented death.
Current & Past Exhibitions:
|Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|[Article] Bull, Richard C. 1965. "The Metamorphosis of One Collector". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 7. no. 3. pg. 38-47 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 38||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
|[Article] Jayne, Horace H. 1941. "The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 9. no. 2-3. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 46, Fig. 42||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
|[Article] Jayne, Horace H. 1936. "Po Shan Lu, Hill Censer". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 6. no. 5. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 25, Plate X||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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