• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 140

    A BYZANTINE BRONZE CENSOR

    CIRCA 5TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A BYZANTINE BRONZE CENSOR
    CIRCA 5TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.
    The hemispherical bowl with punched circular decoration, rim pierced for the separate suspension hook; and another Byzantine bronze censor on tripod feet, decorated with concentric lines on exterior and interior, rim with three loops for attached suspension hook, circa 5th-7th Century A.D.
    Bowls 4 in. (10 cm.) and 3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) diam. respectively (2)


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    Provenance

    From a private German collection formed in the 1990s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    BYZANTINE