Incense burner, anonymous, c. 0 - c. 199

Incense burner, anonymous, c. 0 - c. 199

earthenware with a green glaze, h 13.5cm × d 19.2cm More details

This incense burner represents a mythical mountain where immortals roam. Such objects in the form of a mountain may have symbolized the entrance to the supernatural world, which the Han Chinese believed could be accessed from the highest mountain tops. A second possibility is that this is Mount Penglai, the mystical island of paradise in the Eastern Sea.

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