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Incense burner (thymiaterion)

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Incense Burner (Thymiaterion) Two pieces: Solid top in form of a stopper; black-glazed shallow bowl for incense; flat rim w. squared outer edge, raised ridge on inner edge; insert portion reserved. Hollow stand: round mouth at top, concave rim, everted lip; cylindrical neck w. three ridges;...

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By 1995: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., May 24, 1995

Credit Line

Given in memory of Benjamin Rowland Jr. by his wife and daughters

Greek, South Italian, Early Hellenistic Period, about 320 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Gnathia, Apulia, Italy


Top: h. 5.5 cm., Diameter ca. 10 cm. Stand: h. 28 cm., Diameter of base: ca. 14.8 cm

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Gnathian Ware


The Ancient World