Patinated censer for tomb from Mount Athos.
Dimensions: Height: 20.00cm. Weight ~ 700g.
According to Saint Cosmas the Aetolian: "The censer symbolizes the Virgin Mary, Theotokos. Just as the coals are in censer and do not burn, so Virgin Mary the Theotokos received Christ and did not burn, but was even illuminated." The fragrant smoke of incense symbolizes the prayers of the sanctified faithful and the grace of the Holy Spirit.