Incense Box: Seto Ware

Diameter: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.); Overall: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)
Location: not on view
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Old Seto, also called Koseto ware, was typically coated with an ash glaze in the mineral feldspar, which produced a yellow or grayish-green glaze. This palette appealed to medieval Buddhist priests and samurai alike. The practice of burning incense in religious, court, and domestic settings dates from the early 700s in Japan.
Incense Box: Seto Ware

Incense Box: Seto Ware


Japan, Kamakura period (1185–1333)

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