The pierced cove has a decor of stylized mountain peaks which is repeated on the base of the vessel. The rim of the cover is decorated with a narrow band of thin, elongated triangles. the decor for the bowl displays a band of two rows of leaf-shaped motifs, those in the upper row springing from the function of those in the lower row. These motifs have narrow bands of striated lines forming a double-spiral motif in the center of the leaf. Above this decor band is a narrow belt of incised lozenges. Patina greyed-green with patches of sharper green and red.

Boshanlu (Hill Censer), 1st century BCE

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Details
Title
Boshanlu (Hill Censer)
Role
Artist
Accession Number
50.46.31a,b
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The pierced cove has a decor of stylized mountain peaks which is repeated on the base of the vessel. The rim of the cover is decorated with a narrow band of thin, elongated triangles. the decor for the bowl displays a band of two rows of leaf-shaped motifs, those in the upper row springing from the function of those in the lower row. These motifs have narrow bands of striated lines forming a double-spiral motif in the center of the leaf. Above this decor band is a narrow belt of incised lozenges. Patina greyed-green with patches of sharper green and red.