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Laquered Chest with Drawers for Incense (ko-dansu)

Accession Number
1972/2.106

Title
Laquered Chest with Drawers for Incense (ko-dansu)

Artist(s)
Japanese

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1615-1868

Medium & Support
black lacquer and mother of pearl inlay on wood

Dimensions
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 Line
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design

Label 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 Type
chest

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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2 Related Resources

Japan Pax Tokugawa 1600-1868
(Part of: Empires and Colonialism)
Medicines and Remedies
(Part of: AAHM)

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