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

Unknown (Artist)

ca. 6th-7th century
Overall: 4 1/2 × 4 3/4 in. (11.43 × 12.07 cm)
Overall (with chain): 20 in. (50.8 cm)
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

Gonosová, Anna, Christine Kondoleon, Lawrence Becker, Deborah Schorsch, Jane L. Williams, and Mark T. Wypyski. “Art of Late Rome and Byzantium: In the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.” Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1994. (cat. no. 95, pp. 274-277)
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