A Bronze Byzantien Inscense Burner with Chain
"Incense has a long, celebrated history that stretches far beyond the classical era of this piece into ancient times. There is little doubt that this bronze Byzantine incense burner would have been used in a religious setting to fill the air with some heady scent.
This bronze piece has been carefully conserved through the ages and retains its original chains, from which it still hangs. Many incense burners of this era are sooty and worn from use, yet this piece projects a powerful shine off its smooth surfaces. This incense burner measures 33 cm from its base to the chains’ top ring and is decorated with three thin grooves just below a sharply fluted rim"