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Censer

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Censer in two pieces. Cast, chased, punched, and soldered. The lower part, in the shape of a chalice with a flared base and small knop between the shaft and bowl, has three soldered loops (two for the hinge and one for the clasp). A series of chased parallel lines decorate the bowl and base. The...

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Provenance

Until 1950, Charles Bain Hoyt; 1950, bequest by Hoyt to the MFA. (Accession date: May 11, 1950)

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt

Incense burner

Egyptian or Syrian, Byzantine, 5th–6th century

Object Place

Byzantine

Dimensions

18 x 11 cm (7 1/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.2303

Medium or Technique

Leaded Bronze (75.3% copper, 7.6% tin, .6% zinc, 16.5% lead)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork