Artist: Zhu Sansong (active ca. 1573–1619)
Period: Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date: late 16th–early 17th century
Dimensions: Overall (including new wooden ends) H. 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Credit Line: Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 1995
Accession Number: 1995.271
The ubiquitous motif of scholars enjoying a remote landscape is elegantly carved on the surface of this incense holder. The openwork decoration facilitates the release of fragrance from incense sticks burning inside.