Box with phoenix and emblems of eight Taoist ImmortalsOn display
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Box with phoenix and emblems of eight Taoist Immortals
Date18th century (1701 - 1800)
Material and technique
gold filigree, inset with turquoises
Dimensionswith lid 2.9 cm (height)
without lid 2.3 cm (height)
5.9 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Bequeathed by J. Francis Mallett, 1947.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
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Glossary of terms
Mythical bird known as hōō in Japan. The Islamic tradition appropriated the far-eastern iconography of the phoenix and used it to represent another mythical bird, the simurgh.