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Martha Hraoui

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Country Lebanon
Title Encensoire

(Incence Burner, 2013)
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Medium Oil Painting
Marouflage on canvas
Size 12 x 9.5"
14 x 12" framed  
Price   $1,500
Photo by   Sami Harawi



Encensoire - Butafumero
This incence burner is called in Spanish Butafumero
This is the largest incense burner in the World, 150lbs.
It is in the cathedral of St. Jacques of Compostelle, North Spain
It is balanced at the end of the Pilgrim's Service
The incence fragrance together with the magnificent organ tunes create a moment of apotheosis
when emotions climax

This tradition dates back to the Middle Ages when
 the incence was needed to neutralize the stench from the Pilgrims...
Hygiene was difficult to come by in the circumstances of that period