Top or Lid to Incense Burner
Bronze with traces of gold gilding
D: 3 3/4"
This beautifully cast example depicts the god of longevity sitting atop a "lu" or deer. Looking from the reverse, their bodies cleverly merge into one composition. The deer is a symbol for long life, fame, and recognition. "Lu" is homophonous with the Chinese character representing wealth.
Inventory # 102622