Canosan Thymiaterion in Form of a Woman’s Head

Culture: Greek/Canosan
Period: 3rd century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 19.8 cm high
Price: Reserved
Ref: 2383
Provenance: From a southern German private collection, acquired 1975 from Galerie Wettstein in Essen, Germany. With original certificate by H. Wettstein.
Condition: A small addition to the calyx, otherwise intact.
Description: Finely worked out incense burner (thymiaterion) in the form of a woman's head, which rests on a square plinth. The face with graceful features is framed by a wreath of leaves and fruits. Long, cone-like earrings hang down at the side. The head is crowned by a large calyx, the outside of which is decorated with floral patterns. Beautiful white and red color remains. A round venting hole at the back of the head.