31 March 2009
A SILVER INLAID BRONZE INCENSE BURNER
PROBABLY MOSUL, IRAQ, CIRCA 1300
With cylindrical body standing on three stylised paw feet, the top with a shallow container for the cinders, the main register between two raised band, the decoration of cusped and rounded medallions with musicians and a man holding a crescent, on dense vegetal scrolls inhabitated by birds and other animals, the container with bold geometric interlace in the shape of a six-pointed star within a circular braid, significant amount of inlay remaining
4 3/8in. (11cm.) high
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