Egyptian implement with hand shaped finials

Hilton Price Number
Object Type
Religious or cult object, Incense burner
Graeco-Roman Period
Ptolemaic Period
Ptolemy I
Metals/alloys (Copper alloy)
Length: 8 inches
Number of Elements

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Lamp holder? consisting of a fluted bronze rod, with a hand at one end, thumb and first finger extended, the other three partly closed, giving sufficient grip for holding a small object, such as the handle of a lamp; at the other end is an open hand as in incense burners. At the end of the rod, near the open hand, is the head of a duck, which has evidently served as the hook for suspending the lamp or other object. Plate XII. L. 8 in. Bronze. Ptolemaic period.


Price, Frederick George Hilton (1909) A catalogue of the Egyptian antiquities in the possession of F. G. Hilton Price, Dir.S.A. Vol. II. London: Bernard Quaritch. Anonymous (1911). Catalogue of the important and extensive collection of Egyptian antiquities, the property of the late F. G. Hilton-Price, Esq. [...] : which will be sold by auction by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge [...] on Wednesday, 12th July, 1911, and two following days, and on Monday, the 17th of July, and four following days. London: Davy.

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Last modified: 22 Oct 2021

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