About this artwork
This stemmed cup and domed, openwork cover, pierced with geometric patterns, is distinctive to Han ceramics of south-central China. Its model was probably an incense burner of bronze, cast with a perforated lid for the release of fragrant smoke.
- Incense Burner (Xianglu)
- 206 BCE–9 CE
- Gray earthenware with polychrome painting and openwork decoration
- H. 14.3 cm (5 5/8 in.); diam. 14.4 cm (5 11/16 in.)
- Bequest of Russell Tyson