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Incense Burner

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Bhutanese Incense Burner
Sales price $450
SKU: jig1704113
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Description

Monastery altar incense holder and burner, cast out of copper, bronze and brass with intricate filigree work and repousee detail housing for the incense sticks and burning thereof. The container features the traditional eight lucky symbols of Buddhism (i.e. the endless knot, parasol, lotus flower, conch, pair of fish, victory banner, dharma wheel and a treasure vase), applied on top the body to depict its pureness and significance. There are two 'Druk' (Bhutan's thunder dragon) applied in brass on either end. I acquired this in Bhutan, April, 2017. It dates from the mid 20th century measures 11" long, 5" tall and 4" wide.