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Incense burner in the shape of Chinese lion-dog, unknown Raku ware workshop
19th century

Raku Sonyu 1664 - 1716)
Edo period or Meiji era

Raku-type clay with Black Raku glaze and gold pigment
H: 10.0 W: 11.2 cm
Kyoto, Kyoto-fu, Japan


The Freer|Sackler is currently closed for renovations, updates, and gallery reinstallation. The popular exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan is still on view in the International Gallery. (Enter through the Ripley Center.) Please join us for our weekend-long reopening celebration on October 14 and 15, 2017.