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Copper bell censer with lid; made of five separate pieces, lid hammered into shape out of one sheet of copper without any joint, loop handle thicker and rectangular in section, jammed in, protruding below, bowl (as lid) made of one sheet without joint, [cylindrical stem] made of one sheet rolled into cylinder form with verical overlapping joint with rivets (?), filled with pink plaster and closed at bottom by circular disc with edge rolled upward around stem, upper part of stem [protrudes through hole in center of bowl] bent outward inside bowl, bowl twisted, but circumference about 1 cm smaller than that of lid; heavily oxidized, handle partly corroded. Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: 1:2


  • ID
  • Department
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Classification
    Tools & equipment-Miscellaneous
  • Findspot
    Pit G 2006 A, chamber
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Height: lid: 2.6 cm + handle = total 5 cm; bell censer bowl: 2.4 cm Width: handle of lid: .2 cm Length: stem: 12 cm; handle of lid: .4 cm Diameter: lid: 9.4 - 9.6 cm; bell censer bowl: 9.2 cm; stem min: 2.5 cm; stem max: 3.6 cm; lower end: 4.4 cm Thickness: copper sheets: ca .08 - .1 cm
  • Credit Line
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Object Ownership Information
    In the collection of: Egyptian Museum, Cairo (EMC_JE_67601)
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Object owned by
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Notes
    Censer and lid originally registered as HUMFA_36-3-59; now in collection of Egyptian Museum, Cairo, EMC_JE_67601 (censer) and EMC_JE_67602 (lid).

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2006

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Unpublished Documents 3

Institutions 1