Brush Rest in the Form of a Mountain
On View: Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
Bronze, traces of gilding
18th century (possibly)
3 7/8 x 1 11/16 x 7 1/16 in. (9.8 x 4.3 x 17.9 cm) (show scale)
Frank L. Babbott Fund
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Brush Rest in the Form of a Mountain, 18th century (possibly). Bronze, traces of gilding, 3 7/8 x 1 11/16 x 7 1/16 in. (9.8 x 4.3 x 17.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Frank L. Babbott Fund, 37.371.13. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.371.13_PS1.jpg)
overall, 37.371.13_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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Brush rest, in the shape of five wave-washed mountain peaks, the highest of which is in the center. Hollow cast bronze, once gilded, but with the gilding now largely worn off. There are holes near the top of two peaks, a third hole in one of the valleys, and the surface of the bronze is pitted and colored a dark green where not covered by the gilding.
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