The “Cofradías” or religious brotherhoods carry the floats or processions and burn incense with this gorgeous incensories. The whole piece has a glazed grey-greenish stumped surface. The incensory’s top has a yellow cage decorated with ducks that protect the fire from extinguishing. In the middle section, green and yellow flowers highlight the piece’s basis. This section has small fractures caused during the processions. Thick yellow and green stripes decorate the lower section. The Incensory has a beautiful fine green and yellow frame that is crowned with a round yellow knot. The Incensory has a white bull’s head on top and by its sides, two “Fire Guards” that keep the fire safe from unwanted spirits. The backside of the base is broken. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping.
Age: Approximately made in the 1900’s.
Ethnic Group: None
Origin: Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez
Use: Incense Burner or decoration piece
Technique: Cooked in Wood Kilns
Size: Approximately 9.5” x 6.5” x 6.5”