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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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Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1995.84

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Gnathian Ware

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels