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Tibetan Silver Censer: Hand Held
In addition to the large bulbous censers swung from chains and used largely in monasteries, Tibetans also burn incense in smaller hand-held censers such as the one shown here. This one would more likely have been used in a domestic shrine room or even in a commercial space such as a shop.

As with so many other Tibetan silver articles the container portion of the censer is decorated with the eight auspicious symbols. The top has four cut out floral designs. The underside is decorated with a double dorje. The censer has still shows evidence of its use, both inside and on its base, but these stains could be easily cleaned if anyone wished.

It is 3-1/2 inches in diameter, eleven inches long and four inches tall.



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