Artist possibly Coptic, Egyptian
Artist possibly Syro-Palestinian, Syrian
  • Censer
Date between 6th and 8th century
Medium Bronze, cast and tooled
Dimensions Overall: 4 × 3 3/4 inches (10.2 × 9.5 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Mary R. Coyle Fund and funds from Dexter M. Ferry, Jr.
Accession Number 43.435
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W242, Level 2 (see map)
(Nasil Heeramaneck Galleries);
1943-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Exh. cat., The Baltimore Museum of Art. Baltimore, April 1947, p. 68, no. 280.

Sandin, Karl. "Liturgy, Pilgramage, and Devotion in Byzantine Objects," Bulletin of the DIA 67 (1993): 46-56.