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Name of Object:

Incense burner


Kuwait City, Kuwait

Holding Museum:

Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah

About Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait City

Date of Object:

Hegira 4th–5th century / AD 10th–11th century

Museum Inventory Number:

LNS 939 M


East Iranian World


Bronze incense burner, the openwork body and lid suggesting a domed building, the feet those of a quadruped; inscribed in kufic script, "Blessing to Abi [I]shaq bn `Isa, may God prolong his glory."

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;kw;Mus21;19;en

MWNF Working Number: KW 19


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