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Incense burner in the shape of a mythical lion

unknown19th century, Edo period

Tachibana Museum

Tachibana Museum

This incense burner is Hirado (Mikawauchi) ware in Nagasaki. The mythical loin shape was created by an extrusion molding technique. It has a relief pattern of hoju (sacred gem) on the chest; and is covered with glaze all over the body.

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  • Title: Incense burner in the shape of a mythical lion
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: 19th century, Edo period

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