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Incense burner

Western Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 9)
2nd–1st century B.C.
Earthenware with remnants of pigments
H. 6 in. (15.2 cm); W. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Tomb Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of Ernest Erickson Foundation, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.214.129a, b
Not on view
The Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc. , New York (until 1985; donated to MMA)
Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "Sacred Mountains in Chinese Art," November 9, 1990–December 16, 1990.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Sacred Mountains in Chinese Art," January 25, 1991–March 31, 1991.

Princeton University Art Museum. "Recarving China's Past: Art, Archaeology, and Architecture of the "Wu Family Shrines"," March 5, 2005–June 26, 2005.

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