Skip Navigation

Fragmentary Altar?

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Bronze
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS
DATES 305-30 B.C.E., or later
PERIOD Ptolemaic Period or later
DIMENSIONS Width of altar floor 4 3/16 x Diam. 2 13/16 x Length of altar floor 4 3/16 in. (10.7 x 7.1 x 10.7 cm)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 37.1592E
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bronze altar of typical Hellenistic form, for burning incense. Square receptacle with pointed corners. On each side different appliqu├ęs; lions' heads holding rings, fish, and a bust of Serapis. The hollow shaft decorated with incised bands. Condition: Fragmentary. The piece has lost its base, some kind of supports at the corners, as indicated by holes on them, and nearly half of the spreading sides of the altar.
RECORD COMPLETENESS
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome any additional information you might have.