This round incense burner has a flat bottom and domed lid decorated around the edge with triangles perhaps meant to mimic a floral pattern, with an inner circle composed of pairs of drop-shaped holes that provided a place for the smoke to escape. A corroded chain made from four braided wires was found inside.
Discovered at Tell Basta during construction of the railway, 1906. Purchased by the Museum from Maurice Nahman, 1907.
Lilyquist, Christine 2012. "Treasures from Tell Basta: Goddesses, Officials, and Artists in an International Age." In Metropolitan Museum Journal, 47, p. 53, fig. 67.