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Origin: Iran Shape: Animal : CatMaterial: Bronze
Period: 577 A.H Location: Metropolitan Museum of Artís collection of Islamic Art
Description: Incense burner, 1181Ė1182, Seljuq Jacfar ibn Muhammad ibn cAli, Khorasan (eastern Iran), Iran, Found in Khorasan (eastern Iran), Tay-abad (Kariz), Iran, Cast bronze with openwork decoration, H. 33 1/2 in. (85.1 cm), L. 32 1/2 in. (82.6 cm). The head comes off so that the incense can be placed inside, and the arabesque interlace on the body and neck has been pierced to allow the aroma to escape.
Description: This bronze incense burner represents a cat with its mouth half open and ears pricked. The back, neck and chest are all perforated to allow incense to escape. On the cat`s chest is an inscription in the Kufic script which says: "Valor, power, and glory."