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The David Collection
Hegira 2nd century / AD 8th century
Cast and engraved bronze, later chain
Syria or Palestine
The Christian incense burner belongs to a group that is normally ascribed to the Syrian and Palestinian area. This attribution is further confirmed by the unique inscription in early Kufi that can be translated as follows: “In the name of Allah (God), made by Yaqub, son of Ishaq from Damascus.”
"Incense burner" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;dn;Mus21;2;en
MWNF Working Number: DN 02