Ayyubid Hunter on an Incense-burner or Hand-warmer
3rd quarter of 13th Century



Source: Museum With No Frontiers
Hegira third quarter of 7th century / AD third quarter of 13th century, Ayyubid
Bronze, gold and silver inlay
Museum of Islamic Art at the Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany
Precious-metal spherical incense-burners were fashionable luxury objects in eastern Mediterranean courts around 1290. They were made of two halves so that they could be opened to put aromatic substances on a charcoal fire in an inner cup to produce perfumed smoke.



See also:
Ayyubid Rider on Bowl, 13th Century
Ayyubid Horse Archer on a Bowl, 13th Century

Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers from Egypt and Syria
Index of Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers