- Museum number
Hexagonal copper alloy incense burner; cast, exterior and top of rim filed; everted ledge rim; flat bottom; vertical sides; three feet; three equally spaced circular loops on the rim through which were originally passed chains for suspension.
- Production date
Diameter: 8.10 - 9.20 centimetres
Height: 1.20 centimetres (foot)
Height: 5.71 centimetres
Weight: 239.70 grammes
Volume: 100 millilitres
- Curator's comments
- Registered as "bronze vase for suspension (brazier?)", later annotated "Hexagonal lamp". Originally held and gently swung in the right hand by a priest: for a representation of this see the mosaic of Justinian and his retinue in the church of San Vitale at Ravenna. A cylindrical ribbed incense-burner with three feet and remains of the chain handle was excavated at Susa and is exhibited in the National Museum, Tehran (inv. nr. 7652; mis-identified as "Seleucid" on the exhibition label, 2000; this does not appear in the MDAP and appears to be unpublished).
- On display (G52/dc7)
- Exhibition history
G52/IRAN/22/18, from official opening 17/11/95-18 Aug 2005.
- One side of the rim broken off in antiquity; one foot partly broken; missing the suspension chains; interior deliberately left uncleaned.
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 64 (marked on paper label)