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BZ.1950.33, Incense Burner or Lantern

BZ.1950.33, Incense Burner or Lantern

Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum

Early Byzantine, sixth century

Bronze, 20 cm x 10.8 cm x 9.8 cm (7 7/8 in. x 4 1/4 in. x 3 7/8 in.)

Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss acquired this incense burner or lantern from the Beirut dealer Elias (Elie) Bustros through Royall Tyler on August 1 and September 14, 1949; the Blisses gave the incense burner or lantern to Dumbarton Oaks in August 1950.