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The incense burner is of spherical form with a hinged lid, crafted in parcel gilt brass. The burner is surmounted by a putto playing a mandolin, and the burner features a pierced scrolling pattern all over the surface, with geometric gilt banding around the hinge. The burner is set on a waisted socle base. The lid bears an inscription in Arabic and is dated 'AH 1131' (1718 AD)
The endowment inscription mentions the name Mawlay Idris - an early ruler of Morocco as well as a famous pilgrimage place in Northern Morocco - suggesting that it must have been given to a religious foundation in 1718. The later base was probably added at the moment inscription was carved on the top.
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