Model incense burner
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 4733 E
Height x width x depth: 9.5 x 5 x 5 cm (3 3/4 x 1 15/16 x 1 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This fine yellow limestone incense burner is a model or miniature of the actual object. It symbolized the full-sized object used to burn incense in temple and funeral rituals, and was intended to provide eternal incense for the deceased.
From Giza; G 4733 E. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1947: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition