Celadon Incense Case

unknownRepublic of Korea/Goryeo

National Folk Museum of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea

Bunhap is a case used for storing face powder. It is round, shallow, and flat, and has a lid. Most bunhap were made of porcelain, but various other materials were also used, including earthenware in the Three Kingdoms period, celadon in the Goryeo era, and white porcelain in the Joseon Dynasty. Some bunhap were made of silver, wood, or stone. As for the celadon bunhap shown here, dots and lines were applied in black and white all over the surface using the paste-on-paste technique. The lines were drawn in a single stroke from the lid to the body.

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  • Title: Celadon Incense Case
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Republic of Korea/Goryeo
  • Location: 한국
  • Physical Dimensions: Height 3 Mouth diameter 7 Base diameter 3.7
  • Type: Social Activities/Formal Courtesy/Ancestral Rites/Incense Container
  • Medium: Porcelain/Celadon