Part of a metal incense burner or koro in two parts. Made or collected in Japan, dating possibly to the nineteenth-century. Overall, the burner resembles a dragon fish with an open mouth to receive incense and scales around the body. This section resembles the body of the fish. On the body there are four fins, two on each side, back and front. The front fins are larger and provide stability to the object. At the back is a forked tail.
These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.
The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.
If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: email@example.com