Seljuk Bronze Incense Burner - AMD.122, Origin: Central Asia, Circa: 1100 AD, Dimensions: 6.5" (16.5cm) high x 8.5" (21.6cm) wide, Collection: Islamic Art, Style: Seljuk, Medium: Bronze. This type of incense burner, known as the western example, was already known in the Coptic and early Islamic periods. It reveals the most important characteristics of these western types. The cylindrical body and the domical lid have extensive openwork decoration, which appear to be one of their dominant features. The handle is left undecorated.
Ancient Near East