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Incense Burner Lid in the Shape of a Feline - LO.1048
Origin: Central Asia
Circa: 1000 AD to 1100 AD
Dimensions: 3.25" (8.3cm) high
Collection: Islamic Art
Medium: Copper-Alloy


Additional Information: AS
£6,500.00
Location: Great Britain
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Description
Delicate incense burner lid in the shape of a naturalistic lynx head with pointed ears and almond shaped eyes and openwork neck. The hinge where the lid would have been attached to the body in the shape of a small loop below the neck.

Incense burners int he form of either birds or felines were popular in the 11th and 12th centuries in Iran. The most famous of these is a massive example in the form of a feline dated AH 577/AD 1181 in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

References:

S.C.Welch, The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Islamic World, New York, 1987: no.27, pp.39- 41. - (LO.1048)

 

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