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Gilt-bronze Incense Burner from Mireuksa Temple Site, Iksan
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Classification Treasure
Name of Cultural Properties Gilt-bronze Incense Burner from Mireuksa Temple Site, Iksan
Quantity 1 incense burner
Designated Date 2012.02.22
Age Middle ~ Late Unified Silla Period
Address Mireuksaji Relics Exhibition Museum, 362, Mireuksaji-ro, Iksan, Jeollabuk-do

The legs of the Gilt-bronze Incense Burner from Mireuksa Temple Site resemble those of incense burners made in the Tang Dynasty of China, which were modeled after the legs of animals. The incense burner also features a lotus design and loops with animal faces, which have also been found on sarira reliquaries excavated from Mireuksa Temple Site, indicating that it was produced by accepting a variety of artistic styles during the early Unified Silla Period. Also, it was made with gilt consisting of gold, copper and amalgam, like other gilt-bronze incense burners made in the Baekje Period. This incense burner has been preserved in perfect condition, and is significant as the oldest gilt-bronze incense burner with animal legs dating from the Unified Silla Period to have been discovered to date.