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Censer: M.6-1952

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)

Maker(s)

Unknown

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Description

Bronze. Globular in shape, in two halves:
a) the lid having an open-work pattern, partly scroll design, and ending in a small turret
b) the bowl is solid, decorated with scroll pattern repousse.

Notes

History note: Bought by the Friends from Dr Hildburgh

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 3½ in
Height: 5½ in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1952-07-31) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

12th Century
Circa 1100 - 1200

Note

Censers are containers in which incense is burned on hot charcoal. During Mass, blessings, and processions, they are swung so that scented smoke disperses, symbolising the ascent of prayers to God.

Materials used in production

Bronze

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.6-1952
Primary reference Number: 13929
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 19 January 2021 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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