Closer Look: Meissen "Incense Burner"

August 17, 2021

In this inaugural episode of Closer Look, Armanis Fuentes, Ayesha Bulchandani Undergraduate Education Intern, discusses an incense burner from the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory on display at Frick Madison. Armanis makes connections to Laughing Buddha figure​s and explores the portal-like power of porcelain, a material that links the rich visual cultures of Buddhism in China and Japan to eighteenth-century Saxony. This is the first episode in a series of three, featuring the Education Department's 2021 summer interns each taking an in-depth look at one object in our collection.

Incense Burner in the Form of a Seated Buddhist Divinity




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