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Incense burner
(11th century-12th century)

Medium
earthenware
Measurements
(a-c) 49.0 × 24.8 × 22.3 cm (overall)
Place/s of Execution
China
Inscription
(c) incised in lid (in Chinese characters):
Accession Number
783.a-c-D4
Department
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1948
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Gordon Darling Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Incense burner in three sections. Base: hexagonal with stepped extended centre section, moulded with floral panels on lower section, lion-dragon on semi-circle grid panels on centre section, miniature railing with grid panels on upper section. Bowl: hexagonal base, half dome with four seated figures supporting bowl with applied moulded leaf-petal motifs, with everted rim. Lid: extended rim, domed with incised scrolling foliage motif, recumbent lion with raised head and open mouth.