This is a gold and white ceramic decorative model of a Mabakhir. This model in particular has an artistic rounded top with faux diamonds. The base has a golden rounded pedastal. The top of the Mabakhir has a small holed bowl for spreading the fragrance.
Mabakhir is used to burn oud fragrance wood. Although Mabakhirs were traditionally made out of soft stone or clay but now they are made of wood and metal.
The craft of making Mabakhir is practiced today mainly by artisans living in Hail, a northern province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Mabakhir today is so integral to the Saudi Arabians that a lot of artists, sculptors and architects have included it in their designs as a decorative landscape element. There are large mabakhir shaped sculptures that adorn the public areas of Riyadh and Jeddah today. A bronze mabakhir stands tall in the public gardens surrounding the water tower in Riyadh, and a large granite mabkhara is a renowned landmark in the Hamra section of Jeddah.
Measures: 8" tall, 4' diameter