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4-Lobed Incense Burner

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China Anonymous, Chinese
4-Lobed Incense Burner, 19th c.
1 1/4 in. x 3 3/4 in. x 2 3/4 in. (3.18 cm x 9.53 cm x 6.99 cm)

Object Type: Metalwork
Technique: Cast
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Accession Number: 2002.0.48

There is a piece of tape on the interior on which "For Scripps" is handwritten.

Hollow cast bronze with remnants of gilding.

Object Description
Mirror holder in the shape of a goat, with a long beard and one central horn. The goat is seated and is contorted with the head facing backward and the forearms flailed in odd positions. On the animal's back rests a crescent, on which a mirror can be inserted. The object has a design etched where a saddle would lie, and this and a few other areas were once gilded.

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