Long ago, a soft pillow was said to lead to a loss in vitality and so hard "pillows" were placed to support the neck.

Ancient Chinese people believed, as recorded in Tao Shou, that sleeping on a porcelain pillow would assure one's eyes were clear and bright, so that even when old, one could still read books with small characters. The book noted that the porcelain pillow was popular at court.

The ancient Chinese also believed that the porcelain pillow could ward off evils, assure that women would give birth to boys, and lengthen people's lives.
Fragrant flowers could also be placed within to enhance sleep.

Repurpose this item to hold incense, flowers or just as a decorative item.

Height 145mm
Width: 125mm
Depth: 65mm
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