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Name of Object:

Incense burner


Copenhagen, Denmark

Holding Museum:

The David Collection

About The David Collection, Copenhagen

Date of Object:

Hegira 2nd century / AD 8th century

Museum Inventory Number:

Inv.no. 7/1994

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Cast and engraved bronze, later chain

Period / Dynasty:



Syria or Palestine


The Christian incense burner belongs to a group that is normally ascribed to the Syrian and Palestinian area. This attribution is further confirmed by the unique inscription in early Kufi that can be translated as follows: “In the name of Allah (God), made by Yaqub, son of Ishaq from Damascus.”

Citation of this web page:

 "Incense burner" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;dn;Mus21;2;en

MWNF Working Number: DN 02


 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period


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MWNF Galleries

Metalwork Religious life


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