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A waisted incense-burner with a flaring burning-chamber, the upper edge notched and decorated with palmettes. Below the rim are a series of mouldings, plain and decorated: the widest moulding has ovolos on its upper surface; the lowest moulding has a bead-andreel pattern. The spreading base, supported by tripod legs, also has mouldings, all plain except for one with bead-and-reel. It is not clear, but the feet appear to be decorated in relief, each showing a frog with its head at the top of the foot.
Made in a two-piece mould, with the floor of the burning-chamber added. The notches between the palmettes on the rim have been cut out, as also have the areas between the tripod feet. Various modern restorations have been carried out: three of the palmettes of the rim and one of the feet have been replaced with plaster; the edge of another of the feet is repaired, together with a small area immediately above it, again in plaster.
Micaceous brown Nile silt; substantial traces of a white dressing inside and out; signs of burning within the chamber.
- Production date
Diameter: 10 centimetres (base)
Diameter: 8.50 centimetres (rim)
Height: 11.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Terracotta IV
Bibliog. Petrie 1889: pl. xv:6; Roberts 1997a: 204, no. 287; Roberts 1997b: 245, no. 203.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1997 22 Oct-1998 30 Apr, Italy, Rome, Fondaione Memmo, Ancient Faces
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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