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Incense Burner

Joseon Dynasty

National Palace Museum of Korea

National Palace Museum of Korea

This incense burner is a ritual vessel used in ceremonies to beckon an ancestral spirit from heaven, using smoke of the burning incense. At a ritual ceremony, an official in charge would burn incense. The burner has Buddhist swastika and dragon patterns, and its three legs represent the mask of a devil.

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  • Title: Incense Burner
  • Date Created: Joseon Dynasty
  • Rights: National palace museum of Korea
  • Medium: Ritual tools

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