The Museum


Send pictures/decription of your items
They will be displayed in the gallery !


  Back to Kandaki main page

Your search (animal) returned 78 incense burners   (click on thumbnail to see full picture)
Origin: Japan   Shape: Animal : Elephant   Material: Bronze
Period: 19th   
Description: Bronze Koro 19 1/4”, Elephant and Sanjunoto, silver inlay
Item #

Origin: China   Incense: Stick   Shape: Animal : Lion   Material: Bronze
Period: Ming Dynasty   Location: Rugs-n-relics
Description: This ferocious fellow is a Bronze incense burner from the Chinese Ming period c.1700. It is a figure of the typical lion-dog used to ward off eivil spirits. The head is hinged, and the body was usually partly filled with sand into which the burning joss-sticks (incense) were stuck. With the head hinged back in place- the smoke comes realistically out of the mouth of the figure.
Item # 32

Origin: Iran   Shape: Animal : Cat   Material: Bronze
Period: 577 A.H   Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of Islamic Art
Description: Incense burner, 1181–1182, Seljuq Jacfar ibn Muhammad ibn cAli, Khorasan (eastern Iran), Iran, Found in Khorasan (eastern Iran), Tay-abad (Kariz), Iran, Cast bronze with openwork decoration, H. 33 1/2 in. (85.1 cm), L. 32 1/2 in. (82.6 cm). The head comes off so that the incense can be placed inside, and the arabesque interlace on the body and neck has been pierced to allow the aroma to escape.
Item # 37

Origin: Guatemala   Shape: Animal   Material: Ceramic
Period: Maya   Location: G&T Foundation
Description: Incense burner with lids elaborately modelled in animal shape and decorated with red and white paint and clay applique

Many other Maya incense burners are described on this site:
Item # 49

Origin: America   Incense: Cone   Shape: Animal : Cobra   Material: Brass
Period: 2000   
Description: Small Cobra Cone Incense Burner
Item # 108

Origin: America   Incense: Cone   Shape: Animal : Elephant   Material: Soapstone
Period: 2000   Location: Incense Galore
Item # 111

Origin: USA   Incense: Stick   Shape: Animal : Elephant   Material: Soapstone
Period: 2000   Location: The house of rice
Description: Cute hand carved elephants surround an incense stick burner carved out of sandstone. Place sticks in the holes, or place cone incense on top of the center area to burn. The base measures 3 inches in diameter
Item # 112

Origin: America   Incense: Stick   Shape: Animal : Elephant   Material: Soapstone
Period: 2000   Location:
Description: Soapstone 4" Elephant Circle holds multiple incense sticks
Item # 113

Origin: Thailand   Incense: Cone   Shape: Animal : Elephant   Material: Ceramic
Period: 2000   Location: E gift
Description: “Ciladol” is a name to call this texture figure. Emerald elephant enamel is raising its trunk, meaning ready to bring brighten and happiness life while burning cone incense on its. All legs are in brown.
Item # 115

Origin: America   Shape: Animal : Elephant   Material: Brass
Period: 2000   Location: Original Magick Designs
Description: Brass Elephant Incense Burner. 6" high x 3.5" wide
Item # 116

Incense: Oil   Shape: Animal : Dolphin   
Period: 2000   Location: Abaxion
Description: Aromatherapy lamps: You place the oil or substance in the bowl and light a candle that goes in the slot below it. As the bowl heats by the flame of the candle, the oil or other substance begins to burn and the smoke begins to rise, causing a natural incense burner
Item # 118

Incense: Cone   Shape: Animal : Penguin   
Period: 2000   Location: The Smokin Dragon
Description: Penguin 12.5
Many other animals incense burners descibed in pages:
Item # 119

Shape: Animal : Dog   
Period: 2000   Location: The Smokin Dragon
Description: A371 Taco Dog Nodder 6
Many other animals incense burners descibed in pages:
Item # 120

Origin: Japan   Shape: Animal : Duck   Material: Bronze
Period: Meji Period, 19th   Location: Nara Antiquites
Description: Bronze duck - Incense burner (19 th century)
Item # 142

Origin: Japan   Shape: Animal : Crane   Material: Bronze
Period: Meji Period, 19th   Location: Nara Antiquites
Description: Bronze crane - Incense burner (19 th century)
Item # 143

15 items displayed (1 - 15) / 78 item found

1009 incense burners in the kandaki database (654 from private contributors)

 Theme of the month : MongoliaDuring a trip to Mongolia, I took some incense burner pictures in various locations (temples, museums, yurts...)
Very often represented on mongolian incense burners are the eight auspicious symbols (naimin takhel) that are associated with the gifts given to Buddha: the white conch shell, the precious umbrella, the victory banner, the two golden fishes, the Dharma wheel (eight-spoked golden wheel), the Auspicious drawing (knot of eternity), the lotus flower and the treasure vase
 Have a look