Shaft of a bronze thymiaterion (incense burner)


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170

This fragmentary bronze originally belonged to the shaft of an incense burner similar to the more complete examples in this case (97.22.22 and 1992.262). During the fifth century B.C., the Etruscans were expanding their trade contacts throughout the Mediterranean world. The man in Persian costume is an unusual expression of the Etruscan interest in the exotic.

Shaft of a bronze thymiaterion (incense burner), Bronze, Etruscan

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