Ceramics - Celadon
life in society - life in ceremony - religious ceremonies - the smoke of incense
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This incense burner excavated in Gaeseong has a lid, round body, and three legs in the shape of an animal’s face. When incense is burned inside, the scent discharges from the mouth of the dragon decoration. This type of incense burner began to be produced in the mid-11th century and is believed to have been consistently produced through the early 13th century. The sculpted celadon incense burners of the Goryeo Dynasty gradually evolved into a uniquely creative form boasting a distinctive elegance and outstanding sculptural beauty.