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Incense or Brush Holder

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese

Geography:
Made in China, Asia

Period:
Wanli Period (1573-1620)

Date:
1573-1620

Medium:
Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration

Dimensions:
5 15/16 x 4 13/16 inches (15.1 x 12.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1923-45-1

Credit Line:
Purchased with funds contributed by John Story Jenks, 1923

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Label:
The front of this stand holds the relief figure of Gui Xing, an acolyte of the God of Literature who was widely venerated by the Chinese literati. Two scholars and a crane, a symbol of officialdom, are painted on the reverse.