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Perfume Burner Surmounted by a Satyr

Workshop of Desiderio da Firenze
(Italian, born Florence, active Padua, 1532–45)

Date: ca. 1540–50
Medium: The cover and body are binary bronze (copper and tin, with traces of zinc, iron, nickel, silver, and antimony); the foot is cast in brass (copperzinc alloy with very minor amounts of tin, lead, and the usual copper impurities of iron, nickel, silver, and antimony).
Dimensions: H. overall 46.5 cm, h. of base 6.9 cm, h. of middle section, including bajonet joint 15.1 cm, h. of cover 25.7 cm.
Classification: Metalwork-Bronze
Credit Line: Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number: 1975.1.1397

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