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Roman Incense Burner
Roman Incense Burner
Roman Incense Burner
Roman Incense Burner
Roman Incense Burner
Roman Incense Burner
Roman Incense Burner
Roman Incense Burner
Roman Incense Burner
Roman Incense Burner

Roman Incense Burner

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Details

The burning of incense was an integral part of Roman votive rituals allowing supplicants to making offerings to the gods from who they desire patronage and protection.  

The petitioner would place a lump of burning coal in the burner's upper bowl. On top of this would be placed the resin or herbs that would smoulder gently and produce sweet-smelling smoke. It is known that Frankincense, myrrh, cinnamon and rosemary were amongst the incense used during these rituals. 

We have based this burner on a find that is part of the collection at York Museum. 

Materials

Terracotta clay.

Dimensions

Approx. 95 mm tall, 125 mm diameter

Production

As with all my Museum Quality Replicas, we have made this pot, as the original would have been, entirely by hand from natural clay and using replicas of the types of tool that the ancient makers would have used. As each pot varies, you may not receive the same cup in the image, but you can be sure that your pot will be one of a kind due to the variations caused by the firing process. 

Health and Safety

Before attempting to use your burner, you must read the safety instructions below:

Burn ONLY use natural charcoal, fresh herbs and incense resin in your burner.

DO NOT use oil or other flammable liquids.

Place the lamp on a stable, non-absorbent and non-flammable surface, far from any sources of heat. 

DO NOT attempt to move or pick up your burner whilst it is lit and/or hot.

Ensure that there are no flammable materials above or near the burner. 

DO NOT leave your burner unattended whilst it is lit and/or hot.

This burner is not a toy. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

Use in a well-ventilated area, preferable outdoors. 

This burner will produce smoke when used and may set off fire alarms and cause problems for people with respiratory problems. Please be responsible and considerate when using this burner.

Use of this burner is at your own risk. We can not take responsibility for accidents or injury caused by the use of this burner.

Postage

All items are sent using a second class postal service; if you wish to have an item sent first class, please contact me for a quote. Many Thanks