Thurible (Censer)
Europe
12th century
Resembling a thurible on exhibit in the Palais des Beaux- Arts in Lille, France, this thurible must date back to 1160- 1165, according to art historian Dietrich Kotzsche. There is some question regarding that dating, though, as other experts suggest this artifact might be a more recent replica.
The cover or topper of this curious piece features three biblical figures from The Old testament: Hananias [Hananiah], Azarias [Azariah] and Misael [Mishael], the Three Holy Youths, who were miraculously delivered from the fiery furnace to which king Nebuchadnezzar had sentenced them for refusing to worship the cult image he had created.

Bronze
Dimensions: width: 12 cm height: 15 cm

Church of Água de Pena, Machico
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