Sign on
Maker: Unknown
Material and Medium: Ivory, wood
Dimensions: Overall: 130 x 75 x 70mm (5 1/8 x 2 15/16 x 2 3/4in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: 2007.311
This vessel is imitating large ancient bronze incense burners found in palaces and temples. They are decorated with Buddhist 'Dogs of Fo' on the covers. They are very skillfully carved, using the technique of undercutting. This leaves the ivory decoration attached in only a few places.
Display Location: In Store
gPowered byeMuseum

Museums Sheffield

Trying something new can be a little bit scary, but what a great feeling when you make the connection. We're trying new things all the time and we want you to try them too, so come with us and we'll help connect you with art, nature, history, ideas - and each other.

Jump in. Discover something new.

Explore our site