Teotihuacan style. <em>Incensario Lid</em>, 400-700 C.E. Ceramic, pigment, 18 1/8 x 19 1/2 x 9 1/4in. (46 x 49.5 x 23.5cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Danziger, 75.148. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 75.148_bw.jpg)

Incensario Lid


Medium: Ceramic, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:400-700 C.E.

Dimensions: 18 1/8 x 19 1/2 x 9 1/4in. (46 x 49.5 x 23.5cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor


Accession Number: 75.148

Image: 75.148_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Elaborate incensario or incense burner lid in the form of a male bust wearing a spectacular headdress with three discs, two feathered quetzal eyes and three bundles of spear ends. The figure wears large circular ear spools and a removable trapezoidal talud-tablero style nose ornament. He carries a blade-like object in the left hand and a bundle of spear ends in the right, suggesting a warrior figure. White, buff, yellow, ochre and red paint are still visible throughout the piece.

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