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Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee
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Korea, room 47g, case 10
This small incense burner is of a shape associated with incense burners used in Buddhist temples. The bowl is cast in three, namely body, rim and stem. It has a flat, outward-spreading rim, a straight-sided deep bowl, and a trumpet-shaped foot. It has an engraved decoration with a background of small circles. The characters for Yi yan shou nian form part of the decoration. This inscription can be translated as 'May years be lengthened and longevity increased.'
This small incense burner is of a shape associated with Buddhist temple ritual. The bowl is cast in three: body, rim and stem. It has a flat, outward-spreading rim, straight- sided deep bowl, and a trumpet-shaped foot. There is engraved decoration with a background of small circles. The characters 'Yi yan shou nian' form part of the decoration. Eumo B335/LXXIX. The inscription can be translated as 'may years be lengthened and longevity increased'.
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Height: 14 cm
Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)
Beth McKillop. Korean Art and Design. London: V&A, 1992. 56.