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Shaft of a bronze thymiaterion (incense burner), Etruscan

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Shaft of a bronze thymiaterion (incense burner), Etruscan, 5th century B.C. OASC The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Period:
Classical
Date:
5th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H.: 6 9/16 in. (16.7 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1927
Accession Number:
27.122.20

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170.

Original description says:

During the fifth century B.C., the Etruscans were expanding their trade contacts throughout the Mediterranean world. The man in Persian costume is an unusual expression of the Etruscan interest in the exotic.

Compare to the hats and pillars:

metmuseum.org

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1000 BCE - 1 CE · Italia · Sculpture

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