The J. Paul Getty Museum

Censer with an Image of Christ and Saints

Object Details

Title:

Censer with an Image of Christ and Saints

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Byzantine

Place:

Greece (Place Created)

Date:

6th–7th century

Medium:

Bronze

Object Number:

79.AC.48

Dimensions:

10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Credit Line:

Gift of Lee Rizzuto

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Object Description

The censer is decorated with relief representations of Christ, St. Peter, the Virgin Mary, and St. Paul (?) in tondi. Between the tondi are stylized floral motifs. Below the mouth is a collar with two rows of incised diagonals, each running in a different direction. Three suspension loops are preserved, one only partially, as well as 4 1/2 links of one length of twisted S chain.

Provenance
Provenance
by 1977 - 1979

Lee Rizzuto (Lakewood, New Jersey), donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1979.