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phoenix shaped bowl with pagoda shaped cover
  • Japan
  • phoenix shaped bowl with pagoda shaped cover, date unknown
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • bronze
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 21.5 x 11 x 15.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 8 7/16 x 4 5/16 x 6 1/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.2775.a,b
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Description

Part a is a phoenix-shaped bowl with four feet. Part b is a pagoda-shaped shrine that fits onto the back, that has a dragon around the middle and an ornament dangling from each corner of the roof. There is a rectangular hole in the top of the bowl and two small holes where the feet on part b insert. Possibly an incense burner.