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Name of Object:

Incense burner


Kuwait City, Kuwait

Holding Museum:

Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah

About Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait City

Date of Object:

Hegira 6th–7th century / AD 12th–13th century

Museum Inventory Number:

LNS 1218 M


East Iranian World


Bronze incense burner in the form of a stylized feline, cast in intricate openwork to release the incense, with inlaid faience and glass eye, the tail terminating in a floral and avian plaque, the hinges head and neck serving as the lid. It was cast in openwork, chased and engraved, the eyes inlaid with light turquoise-glazed faience, the latter inlaid with a thin slab of turquoise-coloured glass.

Citation of this web page:

 "Incense burner" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;kw;Mus21;23;en

MWNF Working Number: KW 23


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