Incense Seal

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History Of Timekeeping Devices - Early Timekeeping Devices - AD 1 – AD 1500 - Incense Clocks
... In addition to water, mechanical, and candle clocks, incense clocks were used in the Far East, and were fashioned in several different forms ... Incense clocks were first used in China around the 6th century in Japan, one still exists in the Shōsōin, although its characters are not Chinese, but Devanagari ... Schafer speculated that incense clocks were invented in India ...

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