SQUARE INCENSE BURNER, Celadon with impressed Kui dragon design

Cultural Property Important Art Object
Date1 Goryeo dynasty
Date2 12th century
Height (cm) 11.9
Width (cm) 16.2×17.6
Weight (g) 1000
Collection The ATAKA Collection
Credit Line The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka (gift of SUMITOMO Group, the ATAKA Collection), photograph by 〓(Please credit the name of the photographer which is indicated at the bottom left of each image)
Accession No. 00134
Description This piece imitates the form of one of the ancient Chinese bronze vessels ding. The surface bears an impressed kui dragon and key fret decoration also found on bronze vessels. While the color of the glaze is outstanding and the patterns of the decoration and overall form are finely executed, the height of the four legs are uneven and warped. Shards of a similar piece have been excavated from the second stratum of site No.10 of Youngun-ri and kiln site No.7 of Sadang-ri in Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do. Shards were also found at the site of Wonsando, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do, in which the ware was probably used. A square incense burner with a taotie mask design was discovered from the site of Shurasan, Fukuoka-shi, Japan, indicating that such wares were introduced to Japan no later than the 13th century.
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