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Incense Burner

Object Name:
Incense burner
Date:
12th century
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Bronze; engraved
Dimensions:
H. 12 5/16 in. (31.3 cm) Diam. 5 in. (12.7 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1953
Accession Number:
53.219
Not on view
Inscription: Arabic, in band around body and on back, in Kufic script; translation: "Good luck [or Happiness]" repeated. (Trans. HMcA)

The word "الیمن" appears 5 times in Kufic script around the body

A.Ghouchani
[ Demotte, Inc., Paris and New York; by 1931–at least 1939]; [ Heeramaneck Galleries, New York, until 1953; sold to MMA]
London. Burlington House. "International Exhibition of Persian Art," January 7, 1931–February 28, 1931.

Palm Beach, FL. The Society of the Four Arts. "Loan to the Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Fl," February 2, 1962–February 27, 1962.

Katonah, NY. Katonah Museum of Art. "Islamic Insights: An Introduction to Islamic Art," March 16, 1980–May 25, 1980.

Wilson, Arnold T. "7th January to 28th February, 1931." In Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Persian Art. 3rd. ed. London: Royal Academy of Arts, 1931. no. 229 O, p. 15.

Harari, Ralph, and Richard Ettinghausen. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present, edited by Arthur Upham Pope. Vol. I-VI. London and New York: Oxford University Press, 1938. ill. v. VI, pl. 1299D, Correct information is on caption for pl. 1299B.

Canby, Sheila R. "The Scented World : Incense Burners and Perfume Containers from Spain to Central Asia." Arts of Asia vol. 42 (2012). pp. 123-124, ill. fig. 10 (color).



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