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Large bronze temple incense-burner, in the shape of a ding. Dated by inscription.
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- Bronze incense-burner
China, Zhejiang province
Qing dynasty, dated AD 1738
This incense burner was probably intended for
use in a Buddhist temple in Zhejiang province.
It carries an inscription with the names of its
patrons and casters on one side, and the date of
manufacture and a wish for long life on the other.
The shape is based on a Bronze Age (about 1800
–250 BC) tripod vessel called a ding that was
used for offering food. The inscription, however,
associates the shape with a vessel found in a
Han dynasty (206 BC–AD 220) palace.
Given by Mosheh Oved
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