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鍍金銀柄香炉
Incense Burner with Silver Gilding handgrip

Designation Prefecturally-Designated
Classification Arts and Crafts
Designated Date April 4, 1978
Amount 1
Address Aza-Motsu, Hiraizumi
Holder Kanshin-in
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Administrator  
HomePage Hiraizumi's Cultural Heritage

Summary
Length 34.7cm
Diameter of the burner 34.7cm

The burner is like a flower of morning glory shape, with a lid which has a tear-drop shape sacred button on top.
The handle-grip has trough carving, the junction has heart shaped decorative ornament, and the end of the grip has a pot shaped weight on. The work was done in late Heian period.
It has a very simplified structure,but well designed and perfectly reserved.
It is rare to find such a silver gilding work, therefore it is a extraordinary precious relic.