Lion-form Incense Burner

Accession Number
2013/1.331A&B

Title
Lion-form Incense Burner

Artist(s)
Japanese

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1615-1868

Medium & Support
finely textured stoneware

Dimensions
3 1/2 in. x 3 in. ( 8.89 cm x 7.62 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Ann Holmes

Physical Description
A container with an animal (dragon) shaped head as a lid; four paws at the bottom of the container. Glazed stoneware, sculpted with teeth incisions. Tan with red spots of coloring, partiallyy covered with olive colored gloss over a high-fire red clay. Small swirl design on sides and front area has carving to indicate the front/chest of the animal, sculpted with teeth and incisions.

Primary Object Classification
Ceramic

Primary Object Type
incense burner

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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On display

UMMA Gallery Location ➜ FFW, 2nd floor ➜ 216 (Japanese Gallery)