Corinthian Thymiaterion

Culture: Greek
Period: 6th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 21.7 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2148
Provenance: Collection Wolfgang Zoepnek, Dassendorf, Germany. Acquired at Antiken-Kabinett Gackstätter on 3 March 2014. Prior collection Laux, France. Accompanied by a certificate from Galerie Antiken-Kabinett Gackstätter and a French antiquities passport dated 3 September 2003.
Condition: Except for some wear intact.
Description: Rising from a semi-spherical base is a hollow pillar with three applied female heads on the upper column stump ("Hekateion"). The evenly formed heads originate from the same matrix. The heads end at the neck part, they are looking straight ahead, thick forelocks framing the face. Expanding above the sculptures is a semi-spherical chalice body serving as a incense burning bowl. Decoration with concentric circles in black color.