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prayer taper
  • China
  • prayer taper, date unknown
  • Where object was made: China
  • wood
  • Object Length: 43.2 cm
    Object Length: 17 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Mrs. Ernest H. Lindley
  • Not on display
  • 1945.0004

Cylindrical prayer taper with top rounded and handle. It is carved with a dragon design. The background is painted red. It has dragons done in gold and red lacquer. It has a fret design carved at the handle end. There is a hole in the top.