Brass Incense burner

Historical period(s)
Abbasid period, 8th-9th century
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)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Freer Gallery 03: Engaging the Senses: Art in the Islamic World
Metalwork, Vessel

Incense burner

Abbasid period (750 - 1258), bird, casting, chasing, eagle, Egypt, engraving, gazelle, incense, lion, WWII-era provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Marguerite Mallon

Published References
  • Eva Baer. Metalwork in Medieval Islamic Art. Albany. fig. 32.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Art of the Arab World. Exh. cat. Washington, 1975. cat. 8, p. 28-29.
  • Dr. Esin Atil, W. Thomas Chase, Paul Jett. Islamic Metalwork in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, 1985. cat. 2, pp. 58-61.
  • Sheila Blair Jonathan M. Bloom. Islamic Arts. Art and Ideas London. pp. 117-118, fig. 65.
  • Christie's (London). Islamic Art and Indian Miniatures., October 19, 1993. lot 295, p. 128.
  • Margaret S. Graves. Arts of Allusion: Object, Ornament, and Architecture in Medieval Islam. New York, NY. p. 152, fig. 4.3.
  • October Events at the Smithsonian: Smithsonian Highlights. vol. 16, no. 7 Washington, October 1985. p. 225.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum