Incense burner

Egyptian
Old Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, 5203, debris of pit

Dimensions

Overall: H. 8.4 x Dia of base 3.5 x Dia.8.5 cm (3 5/16 x 1 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

23-11-622

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Thin sheet metal in funnel shape on top of cylindrical base. Inscription down the side: “The Seal Bearer of Lower Egypt. Mery.” Flaring, top cracked and bent.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag: S.F.5203, 1923:Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition