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In this section, we are displaying artworks (paintings, sculpture..) with incense burners. Please enjoy !
A new section 'Literature' will list novels and stories with incense burners...
A new section 'Movies' will list films and TV series with incense burners in the scenery or in the title.

Movies and TV shows with Incense Burner
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Alejandro González Iñárritu
Babel (2006)
Scene with incense burner at 1h34m
Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Item # 58

Ang Lee
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Scene with incense burner at 1h37m
Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically skilled, adolescent nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.
Item # 63

Cecil B. DeMille
Cleopatra (1934)
The film opens with a naked, strategically lit slavegirl holding up incense burners as the title appears on screen.
Item # 57

Charles Lamont
Shadows Over Shanghai (1938)
Scene with incense burner at 41 min.
Irene Roma and Johnny McGinty, just maried,get a gift (mandarin figure incense burner) from a chinese friend.
Item # 189
Classic Cinema

Daniel Lee
Time Raiders (2015)
Scene with incense burner at 1h02 min.
A tomb raider and a warrior must stop an ancient being from wreaking havoc on the world.
Item # 186

David Benioff and D. B. Weiss
Game of thrones. Season 1, Episode 7 (2011)
Scene with incense burner at 12m
While a civil war brews between several noble families in Westeros, the children of the former rulers of the land attempt to rise up to power. Meanwhile a forgotten race, bent on destruction, return after thousands of years in the North.
Item # 127

David Mackenzie
Perfect Sense (2011)
Scene with incense burner at 15min16s
A chef and a scientist fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions.
Item # 153

Dennis Smith
NCIS, Season 8, Episode 15 (2011)
Scene with incense burner at 26 m
Abby does a Chinese good luck chant with an incense burner for Tony and McGee.
Item # 131

Ford Beebe, Robert F. Hill
Flash Gordon Trip to Mars. Episode 10. Incense of Forgetfulness (1940)
Scene with incense burner at 15 minutes
Temple of Kalu priests force Dale to smell Incense of Forgetfulness
Item # 155

Franklin Adreon
Dimension 5 (1966)
Scene with incense burner at 47 minutes
Nancy Ho, a Dragon agent, recognizes Kitty as a Chinese agent and forces Fong to give Power a bomb disguised as an owl-shaped incense burner.
Item # 136

Gene Roddenberry and Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Andromeda, Season 1, Episode 18 (2000)
Scene with incense burner at 1 minute
Captain Hunt and the crew of the Starship Andromeda set out on a mission to rebuild the Systems Commonwealth 300 years after its fall.
Item # 128

George Lucas
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Scene with incense burner at 1h03m
The Sith Chalice was originally located on the fourth moon of Yavin,which had been occupied by the Sith and their Massassi warriors from 5000 BBY to 3996 BBY. Millennia after the Sith disappeared from Yavin 4, the archaeologists of the Wolhanian expedition unearthed the Chalice from a Massassi site on the moon, along with other artifacts. By the time of the Clone Wars, the Chalice had fallen into the hands of Darth Sidious. Although its contents were unknown to anyone but Sidious, the Chalice housed rare Korribanian incense.
Item # 156

Georges Méliès
The Palace of the Arabian Nights (Le Palais des mille et une nuits) (1905)
Scene with incense burner at 2min 40s
Prince Sourire weeps with grief and accidentally overturns an incense burner. Smoke pours out of the burner, from which appears the sorcerer Khalafar.
Item # 106
The movie
Melies Biography

Gerald Blake
Doctor Who Season 5 Episode 4 : The Abominable Snowmen (1967)
'Help, Thonmi!' she screams, and the monk rushes to her aid. Victoria runs out of the room as Thonmi throws an incense burner at the Yeti.
Item # 133

Gerard Krawczyk
Wasabi (2001)
Scene with incense burner at 32 min.
At the morgue, Hubert Florentini and is daughter Yumi pay their last respects to Yumi's mother Miko.
Item # 185

Harald Zwart
The Karate Kid (2010)
Scene with incense burner urn at 1h20m
Filmed in thre Tianyi Zhenqing Palace, ancient building complex located in the Wudang Mountains, (in the UNESCO World Heritage List).
Item # 107

Ingmar Bergman
The Seventh Seal (1957)
Scene with incense burner at 26 minutes
The movie title refers to a passage from the Book of Revelation (The Apocalypse of John), beginning with the words "And when the Lamb had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour"
Set in Sweden during the Black Death, the movie tells of the journey of a medieval knight and a game of chess he plays with the personification of Death, who has come to take his life.
They went to a village where a woman is accused to be the cause of the plague. A priest is swinging a censer in front of her.
Item # 157

J. Michael Straczynski and Jim Johnston
Babylon 5. S01E12. By Any Means Necessary (1994)
Scene with incense burner at 5 minutes
G'Kar chants a prayer, relaxed by G'Quan Eth plant burning.
Item # 180

John Rogers
The Librarians S03E09 The Fatal Separation (2017)
Scene with incense burner at 35 min.
Galahad is preparing the ceremonyfor Charlene who will sacrifice herself and quit this dimension.
Item # 184

Joss Whedon
Serenity (2005)
Scene with incense burner at 50 minutes
And fives minutes later, Inara Serra said: “And that's not incense”...
Item # 108

Kim Byung-soo
Nine: Nine Time Travels (2013)
Hidden incense sticks are found ! (Episode 3 at 32 minutes)
This South Korean science fiction/romance series is about a man who finds nine magical incense sticks that allow him to travel 20 years back in time.
Item # 179

Koichi Sakamoto
Travelers: Jigen Keisatsu (2013)
Scene with incense burner at 47m
Ai is a Dimensional Police officer who jumps into "Retro World" to hunt down the criminal organization "Doubt".
Item # 143

Lee Byung-Hoon
Seo Dong Yo (2006)
Episode 55 : the Queen requested a king's golden incense burner. A replica of the Gilt Bronze Incense-Burner of Baekje was used in “Seo Dong Yo”.
See Item # 698 of the Museum section
Item # 61
Hou Leng Jai

Leonard Horn
Wonder Woman, Season 1, Pilot (1975)
Scene with incense burner at 16min
After a dogfight with a Nazi plane, U.S. Air Force Steve Trevor crashlands on an uncharted island in the Bermuda Triangle. His rescue is reported to the Queen and his daugther, princess Diana.
Item # 182

Luc Besson
Nikita (1990)
Scene with incense burner at 24 minutes
Item # 59

Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (novels by James S. A. Corey)
The Expanse, Season 1, Episode 06 (2015)
Scene with incense burner at 39 minutes
Detective Joe Miller has discovered revealing information on a hidden data cube, and make a reports to his boss Shaddid.
Item # 158

Michael Hoffman
Restoration (1995)
Scene with incense burner at 1h34m30s
Dr Pierce returns to hospital in which a huge heavy pendulum like incense burner, apparently to help ward off sickness...
Item # 154

Rockne S. O'Bannon
Farscape, Season 2, Episode 22 (2001)
Scene with censer at 31m
Funeral ceremony of Aeryn Sun.
Item # 122

Roland Emmerich
2012 (2009)
Scene with incense burner at 1h20 min.
Nima and Lama Rinpoche discuus "To see the light of wisdom... you first must empty your cup"
Item # 188

Sadatsugu Matsuda and Shoji Matsumura
Tange Sazen - The Mystery of The Twin Dragons (1959)
Tange Sazen. and his friends are asked to guard a dragon-shaped incense burner that holds the key to hidden treasures.
The actor most identified with the role of Tange Sazen, the one-eyed, one-armed swordsman was Otomo Ryutaro, who was one of the major stars of the 1950's and 60's. He followed one of the great stars from the silent era Okochi Denjiro in portraying the crippled samurai. This is the third film in the long running series, Tange Sazen.
Item # 98
Kurotokagi Gumi

Scott Derrickson
Doctor Strange (2016)
Scene with incense burner at 24 min
Stephen Strange and Mordo enter the sanctuary and will meet the Ancient One.
Item # 183

Simon West
The Expendables 2 (2012)
Scene with incense burner at 1h05m
Jason Statham's Lee Christmas dressed as a priest fight thugs with an incense burner.
Item # 129

Stanley Kubrick
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Scene with incense burner at 1h14m
A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery.
Item # 65

Steven S. DeKnight, Drew Goddard, Brad Turner
Daredevil. Season 1 Episode 7. Stick (2015)
Scene with incense burner at 48 minutes
Matt Murdock, with his other senses superhumanly enhanced, fights crime as a blind lawyer by day, and vigilante by night.
Stick converses with a heavily scarred man about Murdock's role in events to come.
Item # 178

Steven Spielberg
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Scene with incense burner at 1h21m
During Willie's sacrifice, one Acolyte attacked Jones with an incense burner, smashing it across his face. Jones dodged and threw the priest into the lava.
Item # 130

Zhang Jinbiao, Pan Xianghe
The Lost Jade Incense Burner (1980)
An Incense Jade Case, a first-degree Chinese cultural relic, is incidentally discovered by the policemen of an anti-smuggling department of the Customs when they inspect goods mailing overseas.
Item # 60