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Antique Silvered Vajradaka Buddha Censer

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Start price: $50

Estimated price: $300 - $500

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Tibetan Vajradaka Buddha censer. The sculpture is made in two pieces. The top piece is the figure of Vajradaka. The bottom piece is the pedestal containing the burning coals. Most often the base is missing and only the lid remains. This piece is non-functioning but the typical ritual is to place sesame seeds in the mouth of the beast, and the ones that fall through to burning coals and the smoke rises upwards and dissipates just as the defilements and sins of the practitioner are imagined to be destroyed through the power of the ritual. Size 5 1/2" H