incense burner

Terracotta incense burner, pasepan, in the form of a winged lion with pointed snout, an integral circular container on its back and standing in an integral shallow tray. The feathers of the wings are indicated in white paint as are the feet. Ears, horns, eyes and tail are accentuated with streaks of white paint; white paint also in rings around the legs. A religious symbol on the front of the container, also in white paint.

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