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Terracotta Censer - PF.3693
Origin: Costa Rica
Circa: 1000 AD to 1550 AD
Dimensions: 11.25" (28.6cm) high x 5.5" (14.0cm) wide
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta

$3,600.00
Location: United States
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Description
This so-called "frying-pan" censer was used for the burning of incense, mainly on ceremonial occasions. The perfectly formed "pan" is decorated with a burnished red slip. The extended handle is a conical hollow, which contains ball rattles. At the point where the handle is attached to the bowl, there is modeled a male head. The head shows a strong and determined looking face, possibly a god for whom the incense would have been burned. L. 30cm(11 3/4IN) - (PF.3693)

 

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