Results 1 407
160 Previous Next

Incense Burner or Hand Warmer
Explore Object
Creative Commons License

Incense Burner or Hand Warmer


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Gilded metal objects were long believed to have been made by Muslim craftsmen working in Venice during the Renaissance. It now seems more likely that they were made in Islamic lands for export to Europe. Muslim artisans often decorated their export wares with the geometric patterns, medallions, and foliage scrolls (known as arabesque designs) typical of Islamic art. The name of Zayn al-Din appears on a number of such export wares. Zayn al-Din may have come from Iran, since his signature on the round incense burner or hand warmer begins with the Persian word naqsh, meaning "decorated [by]."
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/08/1960Treatmentcleaned; coated
4/02/2005Loan Considerationexamined for loan
Exhibitions
  • Venice and The Islamic World, 827-1797 (Venise et l'Orient). Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris Cedex 05; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 2006-2007.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1922, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Zayn al-Din
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1922

Download Image Add to Collection Creative Commons License

Creator
Period
15th-16th century (late Medieval)
Medium
brass, gilded and inlaid with silver
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.2236
Measurements
3 1/2 x 3 3/8 in. (8.9 x 8.6 cm) (h. x diam.)
Geographies
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
  • Syria (Place of Origin)

Tags


    Thumbnail: Incense Burner or Hand Warmer
    Zoom Out Zoom In Back to Details  
    Full Size: Incense Burner or Hand Warmer