No image available

Lion Incense Burner

Lion Incense Burner

1000-1100

Part of a set. See all set records

Copper alloy, cast and chased

Overall: 36 cm (14 3/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1948.308.b

Description

The head of this lion could be removed to fill its body with hot coals and incense; the pierced walls enabled the scented smoke to disperse. Inscriptions around the lion's neck and along his spine are from the Koran (62: 9-10) and read in part: " O believers, when proclamation is made for prayer on the Day of Congregation, hasten to God's remembrance and leave trafficking aside...then, when the prayer is finished, disperse through the land and seek God's bounty, and remember God frequently that you may prosper."

See also
Collection: 
Islamic Art
Department: 
Islamic Art
Type of artwork: 
Metalwork

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

Is something not working on this page? Please email help.website@clevelandart.org.

Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email imageservices@clevelandart.org.