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BZ.1950.31, Incense Burner

BZ.1950.31, Incense Burner

Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum

Early Byzantine, sixth century

Bronze, 16 cm x 8.2 cm x 9.5 cm (6 5/16 in. x 3 1/4 in. x 3 3/4 in.)

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