Laquered Chest with Drawers for Incense (ko-dansu)Artist(s)JapaneseArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Date1615-1868Medium & Supportblack lacquer and mother of pearl inlay on woodDimensions
5 7/8 in. x 5 7/16 in. x 8 1/4 in. ( 15 cm x 13.8 cm x 20.9 cm )Credit LineTransfer from the College of Architecture and DesignLabel copy
Women fumigated their garments and rooms with fragrant incense regurlarly in ancient times. The chests are usually made of Paulownia wood and have drawers for storing incense. Incense burning was considered an important aspect of a lady's religious activities as well as her dressing process.Primary Object Classification Decorative Arts Primary Object TypechestCollection AreaAsianRights
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