Etruscan Menrva Goddess Bronze, century BCE The Campanian type armor is covered by a round aegis on which is applied in relief a small protome depicting a youthful male head. Accidentally discovered in 1541 and purchased by Cosimo I de ‘Medici.
Islamic Bronze Incense Burner Culture : Islamic Period : ca. Phoenix Ancient Art ~ This feline shaped incense burner is covered in an openwork floral pattern. This high ornamentation was a common aspect of Islamic figures.
Islamic Bronze Openwork Lion Incense Burner. 18th century AD or earlier. A cast openwork zoomorphic vessel with three legs, openwork panels to the shoulders and chest, separate hinged head casting with openwork panels to the neck; to the rear a substantial round-section handle with rosette finial. 3.4 kg, 42 cm (16 3/8"). Property of a London gentleman; acquired 1985-1995.
Animal-shaped incense burners were widespread in the eastern Seljuq lands. The characteristic pierced openwork forms a complex interlace star pattern on the breast, back, and head of the bird, through which sensuous aromas were diffused