Mamluk / Incense Burner / end of 13th or beginning of 14th centuryMamluk
Incense Burner
end of 13th or beginning of 14th century

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Mameluk
Creator Dates/Places: Syria
Creator Name-CRT: Mamluk
Title: Incense Burner
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1267
Creation End Date: 1433
Creation Date: end of 13th or beginning of 14th century
Creation Place: Damascus
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Brass, inlaid with gold and silver
Dimensions: Diam. 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Description: Spherical incense burners, few of which have survived, were hung from the ceiling or from the vault of an arch, and the ingenious system of gimbals (also called cardan joints) inside the sphere stabilized the burning incense in the swinging container.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 17.190.2095
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.17.190.2095
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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