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The Attarouthi Treasure - Censer
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 301
The cavorting putti in the vine scroll represent the good life and may be associated with the retinue of Dionysos, the classical god of wine. Fragrant incense would have been burned on hot coals in the lost liner.
[ John J. Klejman, New York (sold 1963)]
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