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Kuwait City, Kuwait
Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah
Hegira 6th–7th century / AD 12th–13th century
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.
"Incense burner" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;kw;Mus21;23;en
MWNF Working Number: KW 23