Etruscan Thymiaterion

Culture: Etruscan
Period: 6th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 9.6 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 4036
Provenance: German private collection, acquired in the 1960s. Thence collection Wolfgang Zoepnek, Dassendorf, Germany. Acquired at Galerie Günther Puhze on 29 March 2014. With certificate of Galerie Puhze.
Condition: Intact
Description: Etruscan terracotta incense burner with red-brown varnish. The flat bowl sitting on a high foot with a horizontal base. The neck is divided by a ring which immensely helps to position the hands comfortably on the vessel. A dark red band on the bowl edge and at the bottom of the bowl. Vessels like this one were used as an incense burner during religious ceremonies. For reference see: Arthur Fairbanks, “Catalogue of Greek and Etruscan vases”, Boston I, 1928, no 424.