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Snuff bottle Dongfang Shuo stealing peaches
Place of Origin: China
Date: approx. 1800-1900
Historical Period: Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
Object Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Root amber
Dimensions: H. 6.7 cm without stopper
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: Chinese Art
Collection: Decorative Arts
Object Number: B72M13.a-.b
On Display: Yes
Location: Gallery 17

Description

Label: Dongfang Shuo, a mortal who lived in the Han dynasty, was said to have stolen peaches of immortality thrice from the Queen Mother of the West's orchard. He thus became immortal.
Label: Dongfang Shuo, a mortal who lived in the Han dynasty, was said to have stolen peaches of immortality thrice from the Queen Mother of the West's orchard. He thus became immortal.