Brass Incense burner

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

    8th-9th century
  • Geography

  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 31.5 x 21.2 x 40.8 cm (12 3/8 x 8 3/8 x 16 1/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Incense burner in form of a square, five-domed structure with a jour decorations, resting on four feet with lion mask and feet. A gazelle emanates from the four-edged handle. Major part of bird finial on main dome and eagles on two sides domes lost, in one case also the perch. One eagle loose. Front feet of gazelle missing. Handle broken off and re-attached. Oxidation of bronze edges and of iron hinges prevents opening of incense burner.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

  • On View

    Freer Gallery 03: Engaging the Senses
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