9th-century portable incense burner in lotus flower design

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Gilded bronze portable incense burner in lotus flower design, late Tang Dynasty [Photo/Official website of the Hainan Museum]

This late Tang Dynasty (618-907) gilded bronze incense burner exudes elegance with its lotus flower design. As a portable daily utensil, it has a round belly adorned with reliefs of lotus petal motifs. Its base also features lotus patterns, with the stem serving as a handle and a narrow, curling leaf adding to its beauty. This exquisite artifact is housed at the Hainan Museum.

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