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  • Incense burner, 11th century
    Spain (Andalusia)
    Cast bronze, openwork and incised; (a) Gr. H. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm), Max. L. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm), Max. Diam. 4 in. (10.2 cm)
    Louis V. Bell Fund and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1967 (67.178.3a,b)

    The square shape, high domed lid, long horizontal handle, four zoomorphic feet, and openwork horseshoe arches on the lower register of this incense burner identify a specific typology that fits well into a western Islamic, almost certainly Spanish production. The crescent finials and the projecting winged section atop the vault of the lid enliven the otherwise compact and severe form of this object.

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  • Incense burner, 11th century
    Spain (Andalusia)
    Cast bronze, openwork and incised; (a) Gr. H. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm), Max. L. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm), Max. Diam. 4 in. (10.2 cm)
    Louis V. Bell Fund and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1967 (67.178.3a,b)

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