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Incense Burner in the Form of a Female Head
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Incense Burner in the Form of a Female Head


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Description Incense burners in this form were used to burn frankincense. The absence of burn marks on this example indicates that it was probably a burial gift. The maiden is probably the goddess Kore (Persephone) who, with her mother Demeter, was deeply revered in South Italy.
Exhibitions
  • From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
Provenance Dr. Frederick G. Stern, Potomac, MD; Walters Art Museum, December, 1985, by gift.
Credit Gift of Dr. Frederick G. Stern, 1985

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Period
3rd century BC (Hellenistic)
Medium
terracotta with paint
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.2525
Measurements
6 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 4 5/16 in. (17.5 x 12.1 x 11 cm)
Geography
  • Italy, Canosa (Place of Discovery)

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