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Censer


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description In the Early Byzantine period, the burning of incense, common during Christian church services, also accompanied private worship in the home. The aromatic scent honored God and the saints, and was also thought to ward off evil spirits. This hanging censer (incense burner) was intended for private devotion, as is clear from the Greek inscription that names its owner, a woman.
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Date Description Narrative
3/29/1961Treatmentrepaired; cleaned; coated
Provenance Joseph Brummer, Paris and New York, by purchase; Sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, May 11, 1949, no. 312; Walters Art Museum, 1949, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Transcription] Κύριε, βοήθι Καλλερωῆ; [Translation] Lord, help Kalleroe
Credit Museum purchase, 1949

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Period
6th-7th century (Late Antique)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.2357
Measurements
H: 21 5/8 x W: 4 13/16 x D: 5 1/8 in. (55 x 12.3 x 13 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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