Dec 7, 2015
Dec 7, 2015

Incense Box (lid): Seto Ware

Incense Box (lid): Seto Ware


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Glazed stoneware

Diameter: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.); Overall: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Sherman E. Lee 1975.170.b



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.

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Japanese Art
Japanese Art
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