Incense Burner in the Shape of a Lion's Head, Bronze; cast, engraved, and pierced

Incense Burner in the Shape of a Lion's Head

Object Name:
Incense burner
Date:
12th–early 13th century
Geography:
Attributed to Iran
Medium:
Bronze; cast, engraved, and pierced
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
W. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm)
D. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm)
Wt. 7.9 oz. (224 g)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.316
Not on view
[ Saeed Motamed, Frankfurt, until 1975; sold to MMA]