Rectangular incense burner with recessed paneling imitating architecture (fragment)

Incense burner with flaring base and front panel with divine astral symbols. The back panel and both sides of the incense burner are undecorated and shorter in height than the front panel. The top edge of the two side panels rises in a series of steps toward the front panel emphasizing its importance.

Historical period(s)
early 1st century
Medium
Limestone
Dimensions
H x W x D: 7.9 × 17.2 × 6.8 cm (3 1/8 × 6 3/4 × 2 11/16 in)
Geography
Yemen, Wadi Bayhan
Credit Line
Gift of The American Foundation for the Study of Man (Wendell and Merilyn Phillips Collection)
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2013.2.63
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Stone, Vessel
Type

Incense burner

Keywords
incense, incense burner, Wendell and Merilyn Phillips collection, Yemen
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Incense burner with flaring base and front panel with divine astral symbols. The back panel and both sides of the incense burner are undecorated and shorter in height than the front panel. The top edge of the two side panels rises in a series of steps toward the front panel emphasizing its importance.

Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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