Censer with Scenes from the Life of Christ (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

ca. 6th-7th century
Byzantine
Containers
Metalwork
bronze
Overall: 4 1/2 × 4 3/4 in. (11.43 × 12.07 cm)
Overall (with chain): 20 in. (50.8 cm)
67.27
Five scenes from the life of Christ appear in chronological order around the outside of the bowl: the Annunciation, Nativity, Baptism, Crucifixion, and Holy Women at the Tomb.
Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund
Krueger, Derek. “Liturgical Subjects, Christian Ritual, Biblical Narrative, and the Formation of the Self in Byzantium”. Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014; fig 2, p. 67 black-and-white
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