Incense Burner


Location: On Display in the Middle East Galleries

From: South Arabia

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number 30-47-31
Current Location Middle East Galleries - On Display
Provenience South Arabia
Date Made 3rd century BCE - 1st century BCE
Section Near Eastern
Materials Limestone

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 (?)

Height 8 cm
Length 8 cm
Width 8 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Quill Jones, 1930
Other Number R'ES 4249 - Other Number

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