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Temple Lion Incense burner
Lloyd.121
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This is a wonderful example of Japanese bronze work. The expression on the animal's face is captivating.

History of the Object
The sculpture was part of the R.W.Lloyd Bequest. Lloyd was a prolific collector of Japanese art.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Bronze 
Measurements
Width 14.5 cm. Height 27.8 cm. Length 14.5 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Japan 
Geography
Japan 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century; 1800-1899 
Function
The vessel would have been used to burn incense. It may have been stiuated in a temple or shrine for ceremonial purposes. 
Acquisition
The sculpture was part of the R.W.Lloyd Bequest which was donated to the Manchester Museum in 1958. Lloyd was a prolific collector of Japanese art. 
Copyright
The Manchester Museum 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
The Manchester Museum 
Museum
The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester 
Credit line
The Manchester Museum 

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