Incense Clocks

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Types - Powdered Incense Clocks
... Incense seal clocks are essentially specialized censers, that work through burning lines of powdered incense seals (香印, xiāng yìn in Chinese ko-dokei in Japanese) ... They were used for similar occasions and events as the stick incense clock ... While religious purposes were of primary importance, these clocks were also popular at social gatherings, and were used by Chinese scholars and intellectuals ...
List Of Indian Inventions And Discoveries - Inventions
... Incense clock Although popularly associated with China the incense clock is believed to have originated in India, at least in its fundamental form if not function ... Early incense clocks found in China between the 6th and 8th century CE—the period it appeared in China all seem to have Devanāgarī carvings on them instead of Chinese seal characters ... Incense itself was introduced to China from India in the early centuries CE, along with the spread of Buddhism by travelling monks ...
Incense Clock - History
... In addition to water, mechanical, and candle clocks, incense clocks were used in Asia, and were fashioned in several different forms ... Incense clocks were first used in China around the 6th century in Japan, one survives in the Shōsōin, Although popularly associated with China the incense clock is believed by some to have ... Early incense clocks found in China between the 6th and 8th centuries CE all seem to have Devanāgarī carvings on them rather than Chinese seal characters ...
Indian Inventions - Inventions
... Incense clock Although popularly associated with China the incense clock is believed to have originated in India, at least in its fundamental form if not function ... Early incense clocks found in China between the 6th and 8th century CE—the period it appeared in China all seem to have Devanāgarī carvings on them instead of Chinese seal characters ... Incense itself was introduced to China from India in the early centuries CE, along with the spread of Buddhism by travelling monks ...

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