Thurifer angel

Thurifer angel

Figure that bears a thurible (thuribulum) and which in medieval iconography is used, for example, in certain depictions of angels and in liturgical scenes. The word derives from the Latin turifer, which means “incense bearer”, and also from the Greek t(h)us (incense) and Latin fero (to bear). Thurifer angels are often seen in contexts centred on an image of Christ or the Virgin Mary.