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Fragmentary Altar?

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

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)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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CAPTION Fragmentary Altar?, 305-30 B.C.E., or later. Bronze, 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). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1592E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1592E_NegA_SL4.jpg)
IMAGE overall, unedited master file, 37.1592E_NegA_SL4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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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.
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