Incense container (kogo)

Historical period(s)
Nara period, 710-794
Cryptomeria wood with traces of black lacquer with gold leaf
H x Diam (overall): 3.4 x 9.5 cm (1 5/16 x 3 3/4 in)
Japan, Toshodai-ji Temple
Credit Line
Gift of Peggy and Richard M. Danziger
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Incense box

incense, Japan, Nara period (645 - 794), WWII-era provenance

To 1981
Setsu Iwao, Tokyo, to 1981 [1]

From 1981 to 1998
Peggy and Richard M. Danziger, New York, given by Setsu Iwao in 1981 [2]

From 1998
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Peggy and Richard M. Danziger in 1998


[1] According to Curatorial Note 2, Louise Cort, May 28, 1998, in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Peggy and Richard M. Danziger
Setsu Iwao
Hosomi Ryoichi 1901-1978

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton, Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. P. 305.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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