About this object

Possibly a stylised censor for burning incense made from two pieces of wood; or could be a cosmetic sppon. The handle is in the form of a duck or goose head turned back on itself. The bowl has a small hole in it. It is oval in shape and supported by a human hand with the two smallest fingers bent.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 BC - 332 BC about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mrs Grimshaw, 1960
  • Collector
    E C Grisewood
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    52 mm x 22 mm x 193 mm
  • Related people
    Mrs Grimshaw (Previous owner); E C Grisewood (Collector)

Where is this object from?


Previous owners

  • Mrs Grimshaw

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1960
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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