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Copper alloy incense holder

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Copper alloy incense holder


religious/ritual equipment




Censer with Pharaoh Amasis kneeling before his own cartouche. The cartouche is a burner.

Field Collection



height 39.5 cm


Twenty-sixth Dynasty
Reign of Amasis


circa 570 B.C. — 526 B.C.


bequeathed: Shannon, C.H. (Ricketts and Shannon) 1937 (Filtered for: Antiquities)


  1. inscription
    Translation: the good god Amasis, beloved of the gods of glorious appearance, given life for ever


  1. Darracott, J. (ed.)
    (1979) All for Art; the Ricketts and Shannon collection , Cambridge (Cambs.) : Cambridge University Press (1979) Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press
    [comments: 27-8(22) with fig.]
  2. (1922) Burlington Fine Arts Club. Catalogue of an Exhibition of Ancient Egyptian Art , London? (1922) London?
    [comments: text by Newberry 1921, p.108]
  3. Beinlich, H.
    Ein altaegyptisches Räucherarm in Heidelberg
    Source title: Mitteilungen des Deutschen archäologischen Instituts. Abt. Kairo (1978)
    [comments: especially pl.4, b,c; p.21 n.24]


copper alloy

Accession Number

E.13.1937 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 53554; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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