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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Brass incense-burner; spherical, made of two interlocking hemispheres; cast brass decorated with pierced decoration and silver inlays giving the name of the Mamluk ruler Badr al-Din Baysari.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1277-1279
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 18.4 centimetres
    • Height: 18.5 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Comment

        Gives the name of the Mamluk Amir Baysari
  • Bibliography

    • Ward & La Niece (Arab metalwork catalogue forthcoming.) bibliographic details
    • Piotrovsky & Vrieze 1999 125 bibliographic details
    • Hayward 1976 210 bibliographic details
    • Ward 1993 fig.87 bibliographic details
    • La Niece 2010a p.36, fig.2 bibliographic details
    • Barrett 1949a pl.22 bibliographic details
    • Ward 1990/91 pp.75-77, 80, pls.12, 17 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G34/dc21

  • Exhibition history


    2001 23 Apr-23 Jul, Paris, Musee du Louvre; L'Etrange et le Merveilleux en Terre d'Islam

    2000 12 Jun-17 Sept, St Petersburg, The Hermitage 'In the name of the beneficent and merciful'

    1999-2000 15 Dec-24 Apr, Amsterdam, De Nieuwe Kerk Museum, 'In the name of the beneficent and merciful'

    New-York, Guggenheim Museum; Africa the Art of a continent. 04 Jun 1996.EA, Ethno also lending

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number


Handwarmer. Made of silver inlaid and pierced brass. According to the register, inscribed.

Handwarmer. Made of silver inlaid and pierced brass. According to the register, inscribed.

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