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Brush Rest in the Form of a Mountain

Asian Art

On View: Great Hall, 1st Floor
MEDIUM Bronze, traces of gilding
  • Place Made: China
  • DATES possibly 18th century
    DYNASTY Qing Dynasty
    DIMENSIONS 3 7/8 x 1 11/16 x 7 1/16 in. (9.8 x 4.3 x 17.9 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Great Hall, 1st Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.371.13
    CREDIT LINE Frank L. Babbott Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Brush Rest in the Form of a Mountain, possibly 18th century. 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
    IMAGE overall, 37.371.13_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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