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Incense Burner

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Object Number:30-47-31
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: South Arabia
Date Made: 3rd century BCE - 1st century BCE
Early Date: -299
Late Date: -1
Section:Near Eastern
Height: 8 cm
Length: 8 cm
Width: 8 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Quill Jones, 1930
Other Number:R'ES 4249 - Other Number


Limestone square trough (incense burner) on four feet connected by rungs. Each face is carved in low relief. There is a triangular tooth pattern above a double straight band spanning all sides with black paint in the inscription only. There are cross-line incisions on the feet. There is a hole pierced through the corner above the accession number. The inscription is of names of aromatic plants on the four faces: Kalm, drw, rnd, hdk: reed, aloes, nard, acid (?)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Middle East Galleries (21 Apr 2018) View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Jung, Michael, and D'Amore, Paola, and Antonini de Maigret, Sabina. 26 Sep 2015. Searching for the Queen of Sheba.. Rome. Contemporanea Progetti. pg. 127 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 121View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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