Incense Burner

Artist/maker unknown, Korean

Geography:
Made in Korea, Asia

Date:
19th century

Medium:
Glazed porcelain with perforations

Dimensions:
6 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches (16.5 x 14.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 237, Asian Art, second floor

Accession Number:
2000-80-12a,b

Credit Line:
125th Anniversary Acquisition. Gift of Colonel Stephen McCormick in honor of the Korean Heritage Group, 2000

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Label:
Burning incense—the first step performed in an ancestral ritual—was thought to cleanse the people, the objects, and the area in which the ceremony was to take place. For this reason, incense burners were considered essential items during the Joseon dynasty.


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