Incense Burner

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Long-handled, footed incense burners are known throughout the Islamic Near East, but the square body, high domed lid, and horseshoe arches on the low register of this example suggest Western, probably Spanish production. Incense played an important role in al-Andalus, as it did throughout the medieval world, and the international trade in aromatic substances was a lucrative one.

Incense Burner, Bronze; cast, chased, and pierced

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