Incense burner

Persian
Seljuk
early 13th century
Made by Abu'l Munif ibn Ma'sud


Object Place: Iran

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 27.8 x 11.8 cm (10 15/16 x 4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

46.1135

Medium or Technique

Bronze, cast and inlaid with silver and gold

On View

Islamic Gallery (Gallery 175)

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Metalwork

Inscription

Inscribed in Arabic, "Work of Abu'l-Munif[?] ibn (son of) Mas'ud" (inlaid in gold on hood); plus a series of good wishes to the owner (inlaid in silver around base)

Signed

"Work of Abu'l-Munif son of Mas'ud"

Provenance

Purchased from Oscar J. Brody by the MFA, Nov. 14, 1946

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund